Prevent unnecessary Inheritance Tax with five simple steps

Prevent unnecessary Inheritance Tax with five simple steps

In our second article in a new series, we look at how you can prevent your family from paying unnecessary Inheritance Tax. Receipts from Inheritance Tax (IHT) have risen to record levels: in the 2018/19 financial year, UK taxpayers paid HMRC a record £5.4 billion in...
A little thought goes a long way

A little thought goes a long way

In the first of a series of articles, we look at the key tax breaks to consider before the end of the financial year. This is a year of transition, to use a popular word, not just for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex but for the United Kingdom as it prepares to leave...
Your tax return – it all adds up

Your tax return – it all adds up

Tax returns are often seen as a chore, but for higher earners, completing Self Assessment accurately is often a route to paying less tax. This year, about 11.7 million people are required to submit a tax return. But with just over a week to go until the deadline,...
What on earth will the world look like in 2030

What on earth will the world look like in 2030

Michael Power, Strategist at Investec Management, discusses five key themes that he believes will drive investment opportunities in the 2020s. One of most important things you can do when investing money is to make sure that the wind is at your back and not in your...
Get to grips with your pension this year

Get to grips with your pension this year

Now could be the perfect time to do the pension admin tasks you have been putting off. The new year is a chance to refresh and make plans to improve your retirement prospects. Here are six suggestions to get you started. 1. Track down any lost pensions If you have...