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The World This Week

November 2018

A leading Investment House sent me an email today which I thought would be of interest.  As they say, unless you’ve been living under a rock, Brexit, and turmoil within Theresa May’s cabinet, has dominated most news feeds this week. Looking past all the noise, nothing much has changed yet. A deal has finally been […]

Quarter of over 55s unaware of tax on pension savings

November 2018

I was surprised to read read quite recently that more than one in four (27 per cent) people aged over 55 do not realise that they have to pay tax on pensions savings if they take the money as cash, according to new research from Legal & General (L&G). L&G’s report, Price of Freedom, highlighted […]

Unheard of tax costs households over £200 per year

November 2018

Did you know that Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) costs each household more than £200 per year, and raises more than beer and cider duty, while also rising faster than taxes on cigarettes, despite half the population having never heard of it. Levied at 12% on most general insurance premiums, IPT has doubled in the past […]

Inspirational Quotes

November 2018

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.  The time will pass anyway.   Earl Nightingale