Tag Archives: State Pension

Plot your route to retirement

With retirement on their minds but wondering how they could do it without jeopardising their finances, investing in advice from a financial planner was a move that paid handsome dividends for the Armstrongs. Campbell Armstrong, a head- teacher in Kilmarnock, decided it was time to get some help when he and his wife, both 59, […]

Budget Summary 2011

“Let it be heard clearly around the world … that Britain is open for business.” It took George Osborne just under an hour to deliver his second package of measures as Chancellor yesterday. He began his statement by declaring that last year’s emergency Budget was about rescuing the nation’s finances, and paying for the mistakes […]

LIB / CON – Coalition Final Agreement

Q.  Duncan, how is the LIB / CON coalition likely to impact on my personal finances? A.  The Conservative and Liberal Democratic government has issued its final Coalition agreement which, among other things, contains proposals on taxation, pensions and business. The two parties in government have issued their final Coalition Agreement. This sets out how […]

Budget – Executive Summary 2010

Synopsis: An “executive summary” of the key changes In this blog post we will: summarise the main proposals that we believe are most relevant to our clients remind you of the (already announced) changes that will be implemented from 6 April 2010 and where possible, indentify (or remind you of) the main financial planning opportunities […]