Market Summary March 2020: Covid-19 Outbreak

Economic impact and earnings outlook downgraded through March due to worsening coronavirus As the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has escalated exponentially around the world, forecasts of the extent of the impact on economic growth have become more pessimistic in the past month. Consequently, equity markets suffered significant declines in March and the US Dow […]

UK inheritance Tax to be simplified by UK government

UK inheritance Tax to be simplified by UK government The current UK inheritance tax system is described by most as confusing, hard to follow and complicated. Inheritance tax (IHT) can catch clients out if they have not put plans in place to secure their assets after they die. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, […]

UK State Pension Update 2018

UK State Pension Update 2018: How Changes in State Pension Could Mean You’re entitled to an Increase in Your Pension Due to a rise in inflation the UK government has been forced to raise the state pension for millions of people by around £250 a year. Who Qualifies for the New State Pension? The changes […]

Research by PWC

Research by PWC shows funding deficit for DB pension schemes has fallen to £200 billion as of April 2018 Research under taken by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) has shown that the funding for the defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK have dropped to £200 billion as of May 2018. PWC’s Skyval index, which is founded […]