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STATE PENSIONS: NOT QUITE WHAT WAS ADVERTISED

Most people reaching state pension age today are receiving less than the new state pension.   A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from the Sunday Times revealed an interesting fact about the new state pension, which started life just over a year ago on 6 April 2016. The newspaper asked how many people who had reached [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:53:04+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

PROBATE FEE CHANGES – AN ELECTION CASUALTY FEW WILL MOURN

The election has put a stop to planned increases in probate fees for England and Wales. Once a general election is called, there is usually a period known in parliamentary jargon as a ‘wash up’, during which outstanding legislation is passed, modified and passed or simply killed off, all in a matter of days. Unsurprisingly [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:53:18+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

CHINA: FOURTH TIME LUCKY?

One of the major index providers is reviewing the constituents of its important global market indices. Which country can boast the world’s second largest stock market and third largest fixed interest market? You might be tempted to say Japan, but while you would be in the right part of the world, you would have chosen [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:53:29+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A ROUND-UP OF BUDGET NON STARTERS

The Spring Budget has become a victim of the snap election. Philip Hammond has not had much luck with what he said would be his first and last Spring Budget. His proposal to increase Class 4 national insurance contributions from April 2018 survived only a week before being dropped. Then when the Finance Bill was [...]

By | 2017-06-13T13:53:44+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments