Category: Investments

The power of diversity for retirement planning – retire tax efficiently!

Recently released figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that £5.9bn has been withdrawn since the pension freedom reforms came into force in April 2015. Although signs are that the numbers of people accessing their pension is beginning to reduce, this has no doubt provided a welcome tax boost for HM Treasury. But...

What do dividend tax changes mean for trustees?

From 6 April 2016 dividends paid by UK companies and UK authorised mutual funds (i.e. Unit Trusts and OEICs) that are taxed as dividends (i.e. 40%+ invested in equities) no longer come with the non-reclaimable 10% tax credit. However, individuals will in future get a £5,000 dividend allowance, meaning dividends up to this amount will...

LISA – a new arrival to the tax planning family

The new Lifetime ISA has created more choice when saving for retirement. Rather than act as a pension replacement, the new Lifetime ISA will offer additional tax relieved savings for young savers – to save for their first home or as a top up to their pension saving. But there’s a danger that some of...

The 2016 Budget at a glance

George Osborne presented his April 2016 Budget as a “Budget for future generations”.     Here’s the 2016 Budget at a glance – the main points are summarised below.   Income Taxes Personal allowance to increase to £11,500 in 2017/18 Higher rate tax threshold to increase to £45,000 from 2017/18 Class 2 NICs for self-employed...

Discretionary Trusts

Discretionary Trusts The discretionary trust is a very flexible form of trust. In these trusts the trustees have discretion as to how, when, and for whose benefit to use some or all of the capital and income of the trust fund.  Beneficiaries or a class of beneficiaries are named in the trust deed and it...

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