The Frozen Lifetime Allowance

“In March’s Budget, the Chancellor announced that instead of increasing in line with inflation, the pensions Lifetime Allowance will be frozen at its current level for the next 5 years. Whilst it was not a complete shock that some changes to the tax treatment of...

Plan your route through volatile markets

With the Covid-19 pandemic an ongoing issue and the winter months fast approaching, lots of the news is understandably focusing on the Government’s changing guidance on social distancing and the prospect of a further lockdown in a bid to avoid overloading the NHS....

Further Market Uncertainty

It’s been almost 12 weeks since my colleague, Gary Mothersill’s blog about the market turmoil at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.  In that time, whilst the lockdown and social distancing have meant little seems to have happened in our own lives, it has been an...

How is COVID-19 impacting on pensions?

I read an article this morning about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global stock markets and how this has affected pensions in the UK.  According to the latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury report, the average UK pension fund value fell by...

Has Brexit cast a shadow on Commercial Property

Last month’s suspension of M&G’s Property Portfolio fund sent some, albeit fairly minor, shock waves across the UK’s Financial Services sector.  Rumours of another industry-wide closure of commercial property funds, similar to that witnessed in the wake of the...