Monthly Archives: July 2015

Yet another pension revolution?

For anyone who has spent the past 12 months getting to grips with the new pension rules, the news another ‘revolution’ may be round the corner will not necessarily be welcome. However, this now looks likely following Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s announcement of a new consultation on the UK’s pension regime. There are… Read more »

Taking Control

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s post-election ‘Summer Budget’ contained some radical and surprising measures – aimed, for example, at ‘non-doms’ and buy-to-let landlords – while offering a number of sweeteners for the middle-classes, such as inheritance tax exemptions. The welfare budget also proved a key priority, with Osborne reminding people that – as the… Read more »

Greece Weighs on UK Markets

Despite a wealth of corporate and economic newsflow from elsewhere, developments in the eurozone remained uppermost in the minds of many UK investors over June as Greece failed to honour a €1.5bn (£1.06bn) payment to the International Monetary Fund. Share prices in the UK generally fell during the month, with larger companies performing less well… Read more »