Articles from the Chartered Financial Planners at Depledge
The new girl on the block, in terms of saving products, seems like she may not actually be around for much longer. LISA, or the lifetime ISA, is being threatened with abolition by a Treasury committee, having only been on the market for 16 months.
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Being a grandparent is an exciting time of life. You get all the enjoyment of doing fun activities with your grandchildren but can hand them back at the end of the day. Part of that pleasure is knowing that you can help them financially.
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For British companies who rely heavily on the E.U. export market, Brexit has been a nightmare, to say the least. Until recently, though, the full effects on British exporters have been unclear.
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Legal cases are always most fascinating when they make apparent the law’s many intricacies and ambiguities. VAT tax disputes may not always seem like the most interesting subject. However, a recent tribunal ruling showed how captivating they can be…
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Before World War One, Britain was undoubtedly the global economic superpower – a role now played by the USA and soon to be filled by China.
Continue Reading "War Bonds: WWI and Britain’s brush with bankruptcy"
The housing market has slowed down significantly. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has reported that whereas last year a home typically took 16 weeks to be sold, the average time is now about 18 weeks.
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HMRC is striving to revolutionise the UK tax system and plans to do that through the Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative.
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Trump’s presidency has seen U.S. trade policies return to a bygone era of protectionism. At the start of July, the U.S announced $34 billion of tariffs on Chinese goods, suggesting that Trump has China firmly in his sights.
Continue Reading "What does the US trade war with China mean for the rest of the world?"
Keeping track of your pension can be difficult at the best of times, and if you have multiple pots it can seem nigh on impossible. Fortunately, we have some top tips to help.
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Staying on top of the latest tax legislation probably isn’t at the top of the to-do list of the majority of UK citizens, and that’s understandable. If you were to miss something though, would you be let off? Or would your ignorance turn out to be not so blissful, after all?
Continue Reading "Can a lack of knowledge of tax rules ever save you?"