Posted by: WealthIFA | January 29, 2010

Financial News Update we 29/01/2010

Although the last 12 months rise in the FTSE has tailed off somewhat, and there has been a bit of a dip in January, it would seem judging by some of the articles this week that general optimism seems to be returning which makes sense as we are (officially at least) out of a recession – which all sounds like quite a good thing really doesn’t it?!…

Estate Planning

Inheritance Tax: prepare for the worst case scenario
Couples and the tax system
HMRC launches medical tax amnesty
HMRC in retrospective raid on offshore schemes after Court victory
Scottish solicitors warned not to award themselves legacies or administration rights
On-line filing deadline this Sunday

Long Term Care

Rules switch causes one funded resident more anguish
Can father get help with care home rent?
New Equity release plan offers care hope for those on low income

Annuity rates rebound from record lows
Beware ‘sale and rent back’ eviction threat 
Millions face a year’s freeze on pensions
Shares beat property in profits race
Altmann attacks pension claim
Scrap fixed retirement age, says equality body
One in five to rely on state in retirement
Pensioner poverty ‘drops by a third’


How to avoid the 50 per cent rate
Capital gains still efficient for high earners
Record inflation surge adds to savers’ woes
How to overcome the spike in inflation
Smoothly does it with absolute return funds
National Savings to launch new savings account

Lastly, some good points made in this article on ‘How to get the best from a financial adviser’

Have a good weekend



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