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Balancing profit and planet

Striving to use impact to boost investment returns ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing, a socially responsible investing approach, seeks to harmonise financial returns with a company’s environmental impact, stakeholder relationships, and global footprint. Our planet faces numerous challenges, from climate change to a rapidly growing and ageing population. Understanding and incorporating ESG risks and […]

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Investing after retirement

Preserving wealth for your future lifestyle After a lifetime of hard work, you’ve successfully built a substantial and comfortable retirement account. Congratulations are in order. You’ve officially entered the golden years of retirement! Now, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, provided you’ve laid the groundwork for a well-prepared retirement. But investing after […]

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£32 billion hole in UK savings pots 

Rise in living costs forcing many people to dip into their financial reserves The average cost of housing, food, and energy bills have increased by nearly £500 per month as of September last year compared to August 2022, according to statistics regarding the cost of living in the country[1]. This rise in living costs has […]

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Strategies to minimise retirement tax

any pensioners may face a lurking tax risk as the State Pension grows Many pensioners may face a potential tax pitfall as the State Pension escalates and Income Tax bands remain fixed. Pensioners are set to see a substantial increase in their income next year. The State Pension is projected to rise by 8.5% in […]

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Taxing times for 2023

A year marked by several tax changes that impacted higher-rate taxpayers As we approach the end of the year, taxpayers should begin assessing their tax obligations. This is not a task to be left to the eleventh hour, especially considering tax changes coming into effect in 2024. This is also particularly true for 2023, a […]

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A timely proposition

Considering gilts for your investment portfolio? High-interest rates make gilts an attractive option for some investors, especially higher-rate taxpayers who benefit from the tax exemption from capital gains. What exactly are gilts? These UK government bonds, or debt securities, are issued to finance public expenditure. Their appeal lies in their low-risk nature and guaranteed income. […]

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Building a reliable income stream for your golden years

Building a reliable income stream for your golden years Make sure you maximise your retirement income through annuity shopping When it comes to using your pension pot, buying an annuity is one option that provides a regular and guaranteed retirement income for either your lifetime or a fixed term. However, it’s important to note that […]

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Will you make the right decisions around your pension pot?

Will you make the right decisions around your pension pot? Why defined contribution pensions are even more appealing for wealth transfer The announcement of the removal of the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) from the 2024/25 tax year in March’s Spring Budget 2023 has made defined contribution pensions even more appealing for wealth transfer. This benefits individuals […]

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