Defined Liability Schemes?

Written for Publication on Daily Business Website Unless you’re a hermit you can’t help but notice the media brouhaha over the BHS Pensions Deficit. All down to Philip Green allegedly. Well on the basis (according to my grannie...

Abracadabra

Last Wednesday the annual Parliamentary Magic Show the Budget took place. And back once more to entertain the country was George “Sleight of Hand” Osborne making his seventh consecutive annual appearance. What new tricks would he have learned...

What we really should be concerned about

Oh dear! It appears that I would have been as well snorting asbestos dust for the last fifty years as eating the countless bacon sandwiches I have had in that time. It is claimed that the smell of...

When I'm 84? A Pension Update

At the weekend I was on the phone to a client who lives in a far off land...Kent. Peter’s been a client and friend for 33 years, having discovered us when a reader of the Money Section of...

When will they ever learn?

See all this progress? Drives you mad it does. You spend lots of time and energy not to mention more than a few bob over the years on your Website and the next thing some outfit called Google...

Midsummer Madness

Is it just me or has the last month been rather bizarre? It started with half of the Conservative post-election budget coming straight out of the Labour manifesto. We then saw the Greeks apparently agreeing to pay tax...

Summer Budget July 2015

Written for Daily Business Website Wednesday 8 July 2015 Having rushed back from a lunch celebrating our 40 years in business to respond to the July Budget speech I'm struck by the reference to The Office of Tax...

You can never be sure

I wonder how many times David Cameron had to pinch himself on the Friday after the Election? My guess is by the Saturday his body will have been covered in tiny bruises. No doubt "oor" Nicola will have...

Spring is in the air allegedly

I assume that Scotland operates under a different calendar to the rest of the northern hemisphere. It is supposed to be springtime and although the clocks have gone forward anyone stepping outside will be rapidly aware that this...

Budget Key Points

We have summarised the key points from last week's Budget including the main changes that were announced in the Autumn Statement which come into effect from 6th April 2015. Whilst the effects of the 2014 Budget are still...