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Time to review your salary sacrifice arrangements?

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New rules for taxing many salary sacrifice arrangements come into force from 6 April. One of the employment trends of recent years has been to make employee remuneration more flexible. Instead of pay and, if you were lucky, a company car and healthcare, ‘cafeteria remuneration’ has become common. This gives employees the choice of sacrificing…

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Will you be working past the accepted retirement age?

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Many people do, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In fact, more than a third (37%) of respondents out of a total of 1,656 employees surveyed believe that they will have to work past the generally expected retirement age of 65. The CIPD’s Employee outlook: employee attitudes to pay…

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Should millionaires be forced to publish tax details?

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The shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, has said a Labour government would force people earning £1 million a year or more to publish their tax records. McDonnell said the move would help curb tax avoidance and contribute to improved trust between the elites and the rest of society. He expressed hope that more transparency would encourage…

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Financial Planning Opportunities Seminar

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  Leading fund manager James Sym of Schroders Investment Management provided his thoughts on the implications of Brexit as well as highlighting some opportunities that are available in the European Investment Markets. The seminar also covered the introduction of the new residence nil rate band from April 2017 and its impact on estate and Inheritance…

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Auto-enrolment report provokes call for change

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A recent Citizens Advice report has highlighted the problem of people working in multiple jobs and failing to qualify for auto-enrolment despite earning over £10,000 a year in total. Women are more likely than men to miss out on having an auto-enrolled workplace pension, due to the higher likelihood of holding more than one job…

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