Posted by: WealthIFA | July 9, 2010

Financial News Update we 09/07/2010

Hope you have had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend…

Only a few articles this week…

Firstly, as the Joseph Rowntree foundation publishes its findings on the minimum salary one needs “…for an acceptable standard of living…” in the UK http://bit.ly/bLeoc3; another report shows that despite efforts to reduce the disparity, a gap still remains between the rich and poor in England and their life expectancy… http://ow.ly/17Y28R

What do you think, is £14,400 enough? And if we are living longer in the South common sense would suggest we would need to plan with this in mind?

I heard Mr Cameron this week stating that the deficit was now £155bn so it could still be some time before the state purse is bulging again?!…

Estate Planning

New IHT treatment of unused pension pots http://bit.ly/beZjYv
Equity being used to gift early http://bit.ly/97svqa

Long Term Care

Primary care trusts should relinquish budgets to GPs right away … http://ow.ly/17XMLU
Meetings on new care home policy http://ow.ly/17Ydqn
Private sector could have the answers on long-term care http://ow.ly/182Zbf

Retirement

Equitable Life victims win £1bn compensation http://bit.ly/aLZWbc
HMRC Technical Guidance: (Pensions) Treatment of Persons at Age 75 http://bit.ly/92Gdde
Tax Relief restriction for higher rate tax payers to be reversed http://bit.ly/9y3DXW

Investments

Britain To Dodge Double Dip – Just http://bit.ly/9zi2GY
Stock market analysts square up: Will the bears or bulls triumph? http://bit.ly/bzZRxv

Have a great weekend!

Regards
Kieron

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