We all pay tax, but no one wants to pay more tax than they need to.
With careful planning, it is possible to quite legitimately reduce the amount of income and capital gains tax you pay.
This subject is a key consideration with most investment and retirement planning.
The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate Tax, Trust or IHT Planning
Tax treatment is dependent on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future
From 6th April 2017, the personal ISA allowance is increasing to £20000. Over the years, the amount you can pay into an ISA has been steadily increasing, but this represents a significant increase and means that you now have an even better opportunity to accumulate tax efficient savings and investment. For couples, the total amount […]
If you are a high rate tax payer with a personal pension, you need to be sure that you are receiving your full income tax relief on your contributions.
When discussing retirement planning with our clients, a great deal of attention is always given to fund choice and the corresponding past performance figures.
However, it is important to remember one of the fundamental reasons why pensions should be the investment of choice for retirement planning.
After a long career dealing with other people’s money (often major six figure sums on a daily basis) I considered myself to be pretty numerate. However, facing retirement the whole pensions jungle filled me with dread as I knew it was a task I would neither relish nor easily absorb. Having taken the decision to get some help I decided I didn’t want my bank involved nor any corporate suit.
From everything I’d read and heard it was clear that I personally needed someone who could guide me through the process, having first understood our needs and to then explain each step simply without all the uniquely incomprehensible language so often encountered in this industry.
I wanted a local Financial Adviser with a good track record and I initially used a website to draw up a shortlist of suitable candidates. Barry stood out as just the kind of bloke we could do business with and, having appointed him last year, we are delighted with his service.
It’s been quite a “journey” sorting it all out these past few months but we now feel we have fully optimised our pension options and at last really enjoy our retirement. We can therefore thoroughly recommend Barry to anyone seeking such a Financial Adviser.
Mr Peter Seabrook-Harris