Posted by: WealthIFA | February 5, 2010

Financial News Update we 05/02/2010

Hope you have had a good week this week?

Retirement and Pensions are very topical at present although we cannot ignore the vote scouring pieces being released on a daily (or is it hourly?!) basis but I am sure it will all calm down after the election?

Rates and QE are expected to be kept on hold until after the election but are we on target for inflation?

Estate Planning

Why this man chose farms over funds
How to get 65% tax relief when Pension Planning
Why does taxing the rich make ordinary voters angry?
STEP Meeting – Which offshore jurisdiction?
Anti-avoidance rules can be enforced retrospectively, says High Court

Long Term Care

Norovirus hits Eastbourne
Not all Care Homes are the same…
Governments Long Term Care sums under fire


Investors warned over ‘lifestyle’ funds
British Airways counts the cost of final salary pensions
Calls for higher standards on Equity Release advice
In favour of scrapping annuities at 75?


Investment trusts planning early divis to avoid tax hike
Isa uptake has been ‘huge’ in 2010
UK Equities driving ISA uptake

Lastly, an interesting viewpoint on the older generation in this Times article entitled “We risk raising a new generation of Holdens”, what do you think?

Have a good weekend!




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