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Higher rate taxpayers: no longer a select club

There was a time when paying tax at more than the basic rate made you a member of a somewhat select club, but higher rate taxpayer numbers are rising sharply. If that’s you, then independent financial advice is now more important than ever.

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The state of retirement in 2022

An annual survey has provided an interesting snapshot of people who have or plan to retire in 2022. Are your #retirement plans on track? Wherever you are in your planning, the research offers some important insights.

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Can the child benefit charge be fixed?

A recent review by the OTS has put a major question mark over HMRC’s approach to collecting tax on child benefit, with nearly 100,000 people suspected of not paying the correct amount. Could you be one of them?

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Looking after your pennies

With inflation at record highs and outstripping wage growth, make sure you are not wasting your money. Here are some ways to help keep your money where it belongs.

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2022: an unexpected first quarter

With rising inflation and Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, it would be surprising if stock markets had carried on posting fresh gains in the first quarter of 2022, but while most registered modest falls, all markets ended in the black.

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Confused by new NICs changes?

The changes to NICs announced in the Spring Statement were not straightforward for employees, company directors and the self-employed. Let’s set the record straight.

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