October 9 , 2015 / Posted by Lissa Horton / General / No Comments

Northern Powerhouse

We were recently invited by Sean Anstee, the leader of Trafford Council, to a select meeting of 250 of the region’s movers and shakers to hear George Osborne’s plans for the Northern Powerhouse. Mr Osborne explained his vision to redress the balance of power between the North and South and the exciting developments that he

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October 9 , 2015 / Posted by Lissa Horton / General / No Comments

Tax Relief…

Currently all UK taxpayers are able to obtain tax relief at their highest marginal rate on pension contributions up of up to £40,000 per year.  For higher rate tax payers this is particularly attractive as they can get £100 invested into their pension for every £60 contributed from net income.  This equates to a 66.6%

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October 7 , 2015 / Posted by Lissa Horton / General / No Comments

Blood on the streets…

Baron Rothschild famously stated that “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” Among professional traders trying to time the bottom of the market is often referred to as ‘trying to catch a falling knife’. This painful sounding analogy perfectly sums up the potential short term danger of buying into an asset,

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October 7 , 2015 / Posted by Lissa Horton / General / No Comments

What next for pensions?

At the last budget George Osborne announced a consultation on pension tax relief. It is looking increasingly likely that this will result in a decrease in the tax relief available, particularly for higher rate tax payers. Currently all UK taxpayers are able to obtain tax relief at their highest marginal rate on pension contributions up

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