Time to modernise your pensions?

      From time to time we all need to upgrade or modernise our possessions. Our computer software programs are upgraded automatically (even if we’re not quite sure why). We improve our homes, cars, golf clubs and wardrobe, but how many of us check our pensions to make sure we’re maximising opportunities and minimising… Read more »

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Lifetime Allowance: £1.25 million doesn’t go as far as it used to!

Lifetime allowance gets squeezed again! The recent UK budget was the usual mish-mash of the Chancellor giving with one hand and taking back with the other. The perceived success of a budget often revolves around who spots which measures and how they are subsequently affected. So, if a tax ‘giveaway’ such as the increase in… Read more »

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Offshore accounts – Is tax avoidance legal?

The media has been buzzing recently with revelations about how HSBC have assisted prominent members of the business community, high society acolytes and politicians with their personal tax affairs. Allegations and counter-allegations dominate Prime Minister’s Question Time in parliament with both sides accusing each other of encouraging evasion. The question of what is evasion and… Read more »

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