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Capital Eyes On … the market: the Budget to eclipse all budgets? 18th March 2015

Capital Eyes On the market: On the day the Moon eclipses the Sun,  the question being asked is: “does George Osborne’s Budget 18 March 2015 eclipse all others – or not?”  Follow the link to obtain your complimentary copy of our Budget … Continue reading

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Market Numbers & News 25th April 2014

Market Numbers & News 25th April 2014 MARKET NUMBERS .. The FTSE 100 closed at 6685.69 +60.44 points +0.91% on previous weeks close 6625.25 +259.27 points +4.03% against a year ago at 6426.42 .. “In House”, we regard the FTSE 100 index as being … Continue reading

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Market Numbers & News 18th April 2014

Market Numbers & News 18th April 2014 MARKET NUMBERS .. The FTSE 100 closed at 6625.25 +63.55 points +0.97% on previous weeks close 6561.70 +381.58 points +6.11% against a year ago at 6243.67 .. “In House”, we regard the FTSE 100 index as being … Continue reading

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Bank of England “sticks” on Bank Repo Rate…and other news

Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee opts for “no change” to the bank base rate. European shares were slightly higher on this Thursday afternoon having fluctuated for much of the day’s sessions as investors responded to the latest announcements from … Continue reading

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Change to use of Government Actuarial Department’s Calculations for Pensions in Drawdown

Government Actuarial Department (GAD) Calculations for Pensions in Drawdown For drawdown plans effected after  26th March 2014, the maximum amount of income that can be taken during a ‘pension year’ will changed from 120% of GAD to 150% of GAD. … Continue reading

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Change to Pension Projections rules effective 6th April 2014

Change to Pension Projections effective 6th April 2014 As of 06/04/2014, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have dictated that pension projections must use ‘real’ (inflation adjusted) rates of return.Where previously it was acceptable to include a note explaining the impact … Continue reading

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Market Numbers & News 28th March 2014

Market Numbers & News 28th March 2014 MARKET NUMBERS .. The FTSE 100 closed at 6615.58 -58.41 points -0.89% on previous weeks close 6557.17 +203.84 points +3.18% against a year ago at 6411.74 .. “In House”, we regard the FTSE 100 index as … Continue reading

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PENSION DEADLINE: FIXED PROTECTION : 5th April 2014: Gentle Reminder!!

Applications for Pension Lifetime Allowance Fixed Protection must be submitted to HMRC by 5th April 2014. (check the conditions first) The Tax year End deadline approaches quickly…   If you are in any doubt about exactly how much you currently have … Continue reading

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Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines

Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines The key take aways from this year’s Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday were effectively increased ISA allowances (the normal increase at 6th April followed by a further increase to £15,000 for a … Continue reading

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Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines

Market Numbers 21st March 2014, Budget Comment plus Headlines The key take aways from this year’s Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday were effectively increased ISA allowances (the normal increase at 6th April followed by a further increase to £15,000 for a … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: The Fat Cats of Fat – how do you eat yours?… plus 7 Days to Friday 1st November 2013

VIEWPOINT: The Fat Cats of Fat – how do you eat yours? And AGAIN there has been a lot of noise in the press, other media and on TV about the pledges, promises and protestations about simply how MUCH our friends in … Continue reading

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VIEWPOINT: Have you got the Energy?… plus 7 Days to Friday 25th October 2013

VIEWPOINT: Have you got the Energy? There has been a lot of noise in the press, other media and on TV about the recent deals done by the UK Government with EDF (French Nuclear Power Plant Construction) and China (investment) and also about the … Continue reading

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Capital Eyes On The Market: 7 Days to Friday 4th October 2013

ViewPoint: PENSIONS, AGAIN!        Last Week I discussed the apparent lack of interest people seem to have in making a serious commitment to saving for retirement. I have left last week’s comment below so you don’t have to go back and … Continue reading

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“En Le Marque!” Market Numbers: Friday 27th September 2013

ViewPoint:    Listening to the radio today, Saturday 28th September 2013 I heard a phoned-in comment about how care fees (for an elderly lady suffering from arthritis who had to move into a residential care home) now came to £3000 per month … Continue reading

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“En Le Marque!” Market Numbers: Friday 20th September 2013

ViewPoint: Is it time for the government to reconsider the rules which form a brick wall to thousands of pension investors who cannot take higher incomes from their retirement funds? 15 year Gilt Yields have rebounded in recent months (see Market Numbers” below) – yes … Continue reading

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Market Numbers: Friday 13th September 2013

Now the Summer Recess is well and truly over….Many thanks to all our Clients, Professional Connections and other interested parties who provided such positive feedback about how useful you have found our weekly view and update: “Market Numbers”   This Week’s … Continue reading

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Market Numbers: Friday 2nd August 2013

This Week’s Snapshot View of the Markets: Below are closing numbers as at Friday 2nd August 2013. For more discussion about how the financial markets may affect your own personal or business financial situation, protection, pensions or investments, why not get in touch?: … Continue reading

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Market Numbers: Friday 26th July 2013

This Week’s Snapshot View of the Markets: Below are closing numbers as at Friday 26th July 2013. For more discussion about how the financial markets may affect your own personal or business financial situation, protection, pensions or investments, why not get in touch?: … Continue reading

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Market Numbers: Friday 19th July 2013

This Week’s Snapshot View of the Markets: Below are closing numbers as at Friday 19th July 2013. For more discussion about how the financial markets may affect your own personal or business financial situation, protection, pensions or investments, why not get in touch?: … Continue reading

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Market Numbers: Friday 12th July 2013

This Week’s Snapshot View of the Markets: Below are closing numbers as at Friday 12th July 2013. For more discussion about how the financial markets may affect your own personal or business financial situation, protection, pensions or investments, why not get in touch?: … Continue reading

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