Trust. The different types and when to use them.

So, what are they? A trust is a legal arrangement where you give property, investments or cash to someone else so they can look after them for the benefit of a third party. An example of this would be if you put some of your savings aside in a trust for your children. The roles [...]

2019-07-31T14:31:55+01:00 August 8th, 2019|News|

Estate planning. What is legal and what is not

So what is legal and what is not when it comes to estate planning? For a long time, there was a clear distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion. Tax avoidance being legal and tax evasion being illegal. Since the banking crash in 2008, the Inland Revenue has taken strong measures to discourage what it [...]

2019-07-23T14:57:33+01:00 July 25th, 2019|News|

Independent or Restricted financial advice – who cares?

By Tracey Foster, Independent Financial Adviser based in Birmingham. In February 2012, the Financial Services Authority (FSA), released a guidance consultation “Independent and restricted advice”. It described the new advice types that were later implemented through the Retail Distribution Review. Over the last few years, we have seen business models evolve using these different advice [...]

2018-07-06T12:24:45+01:00 July 16th, 2018|News|

Tax – Why not use your estate planning exemptions?

No one likes to pay more tax than they should. Below are some of the key exemption to reduce your inheritance tax. So to kick off- Annual Exemption relating to inheritance tax. This allowance did not change at the budget and still stands at £3,000. This can be transferred each year without any tax consequences. If [...]

2018-08-21T17:00:38+01:00 April 24th, 2017|News|