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Spring Budget 2017

Posted by Mandy Kemp on March 10th 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Budget to Parliament on 8 March 2017. In our guide, we consider the key measures and outcomes and look at the impact on you, your family and your business.

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Savings protection boost

Posted by Mandy Kemp on January 31st 2017

The amount the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects for deposits increased by £10,000 on 30 January 2017.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Posted by Mandy Kemp on December 19th 2016

Merry Christmas! Our office will close at lunchtime on Friday, 23 December and re-open on Friday, 30 December.

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Autumn Statement 2016 – Forecasts yes, but forewarning?

Posted by Mandy Kemp on November 25th 2016

How the seasons change. Only 12 months ago, in the Autumn Statement and Spending Review of 2015, the forecasts suggested that public finances were set to improve and the extent of the planned spending cuts would be reduced.

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How will the interest rate cut affect you?

Posted by Mandy Kemp on August 8th 2016

Following on from the “Brexit” vote, last week’s interest rate cut to 0.25% isn’t a great surprise.

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Latest news on applying for Fixed Protection or Individual Protection 2016

Posted by Mandy Kemp on July 4th 2016

In their latest Pension Schemes Newsletter 79, HMRC has confirmed that the online system for applying for Individual Protection 2016 or Fixed Protection 2016 will be available from the end of July 2016.

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EU Referendum – UK decides to leave

EU Referendum – UK decides to leave

Posted by Mandy Kemp on June 24th 2016

Markets have delivered their initial reaction to the news that the British public has voted to leave the European Union.

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Private pension cuts ‘inevitable’

Posted by Mandy Kemp on June 1st 2016

The chairman of the work and pensions select committee has said that some watering down of promised final salary-style pensions by private sector companies is probably inevitable.

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Compliance controls and costs requirements restricting strategy

Posted by Mandy Kemp on June 1st 2016

A survey of 769 CFOs worldwide by EY has found that 56% of them say they cannot focus on strategic priorities because of the time they must spend on compliance, controls and costs.

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House price growth slowing down, says Halifax

Posted by Mandy Kemp on May 10th 2016

Further evidence has emerged of a slow-down in UK house prices in April, as the Halifax said growth eased to 9.2% compared to last year.

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