Latest Wealth Management

3rd February 2022 NHS Doctors – 2019/20 Scheme Pays Election & Compensation Policy Application

The extended 31 March 2022 deadline for NHS Doctors to submit their scheme pays elections and compensation policy applications for the 2019/20 tax year is fast approaching.   For those NHS Doctors that suffered an annual allowance pension tax charge in the 2019/20 tax year had the option to either pay the charge directly to…

9th November 2021 Pensions experts say a minimum of £10,900 a year needed to retire

A single person will need post-tax annual income of £10,900 for a minimum standard of living in retirement, according to the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).   The minimum retirement living standard is based on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Minimum Income Standard and covers a typical retiree’s basic needs plus enough for some social…

23rd April 2020 Family Investment Companies: Pass on wealth IHT efficiently

Business owners who have built up a valuable private investment company (holding cash, private or quoted equity and/or property), accumulated either from scratch or after the sale of a trading company subsidiary, will be all too aware that the lack of entitlement to Business Property Relief (BPR) creates a problematic inheritance tax (IHT) exposure –…

19th June 2020 Socially Responsible Investing

Every day more people are starting to think about environmental issues, such as climate change, social issues and our impact on the world around us, plus the sustainability of it all. But what can we do about it when it comes to investing your capital?   What do all the many different definitions and terms…

24th February 2020 How taking a pension lump sum could save you money

  If you reached state pension age after 6 April 2016 and deferred taking your pension, you will receive a higher weekly amount when you start receiving it. However, if you reached state pension age before 6 April 2016 there is a second option, which is to receive a state pension lump sum rather than…

13th May 2019 Putting Time On Your Side

    How can you increase your chances of a successful investment in equities/stocks and shares ?   Please find attached a short paper by Fidelity International on this question.   One of the other most important points is the value in getting advice and making sure any investments chosen are appropriate to your individual…

25th March 2019 When doing nothing is best

From time to time, stock markets go through periods of uncertainty. This could be down to some poor economic news or perhaps due to a political crisis.  The sharp falls that can be experienced at such times are understandably unsettling for investors. They can even tempt some to change their long-term plan by selling their…

7th February 2019 Beware of pension investment scams

The Insolvency Service has urged individuals saving for retirement to protect their pension pots from criminals and ‘negligent trustees’.   Research carried out by the Service found that criminals use a range of tactics to convince savers to part with their funds, including persuading individuals to access their pension and invest in unregulated schemes.  …

18th December 2018 Financial Services Apprenticeship Scheme

We are pleased to announce that our wealth management department are looking to introduce a Financial Services Apprenticeship scheme.   The aim of this scheme is to identify local talented individuals and help them to develop into the next generation of financial advisers/ planners and be part of our successful wealth management team.   Once…

13th September 2018 Wealth Preservation Seminar – Planning for the future

Whiting & Partners host their second annual Wealth Preservation Event at Huntingdon Racecourse on Wednesday 24 October. Discover how to manage your wealth effectively with advice from experts in investment strategy as well as tax and financial planning. The free event will welcome speakers from Whiting & Partners Tax and Wealth Management departments as well…