Interest rates are set to rise

Interest rates are set to rise

The Bank of England is indicating the interest rate will increase in the coming months, so it may be a good time to review your investments.   The Bank of England held the interest rate at 0.5% in May, but its Governor, Mark Carney, reiterated the view that rates will...
Stuck in frozen tax thresholds?

Stuck in frozen tax thresholds?

The erosion in the values of tax thresholds is known as ‘fiscal drag’, and is a highly-effective form of stealth tax used by Chancellors from successive governments. Fiscal drag is the result of not adjusting tax thresholds (or allowances) in line with inflation....
UK dividends continue to perform

UK dividends continue to perform

UK dividend yields are better than you might imagine. Dividends have been rising. UK companies paid out £94.4 billion in dividends in 2017, a 10.5% increase over the previous year. The increase for 2018 is expected to be markedly smaller, as last year’s payouts...
Which ISA is right for you?

Which ISA is right for you?

If you are looking to maximise your tax-efficient savings, there is now a range of Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) to choose from. And it makes sense to start saving from the beginning of the tax year.   You can invest up to £20,000 in the 2018/19 tax year under...
A new era for VCTs and EISs

A new era for VCTs and EISs

There has been a major overhaul of venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs). The changes come as a response to a government consultation paper last summer which looked at “patient capital”. This was defined by the Treasury as “long-term...
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