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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...

Budget 2016 – what this means for you

Budget 2016 It’s business as usual for pension saving as the Chancellor confirmed there will be no imminent changes to pension tax relief. And the introduction of the new LISA saving vehicle from April 2017 adds another attractive complementary option to the saving landscape. Taken together with cuts in CGT rates, further boosts in income...

Pension Planning for business owners – Best way to extract profits

Pension Planning for business owners  Business owners are having to rethink the best way to extract profits from their company and pensions are most definitely in their thoughts. Changes to how dividends will be taxed from April could see a reduction in the spendable income they currently receive. A pension contribution could be the best...

High earners – the race is on to maximise Pension funding

The impending Budget has ramped up the urgency for high earners to top up their pension funding. These individuals may see their annual allowance (AA) cut from £40k to £10k from April. But there is also likely to be an announcement on the outcome of the pension tax relief review on 16 March and there’s no...

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