Everything You Need To Know About Woodford

The link below shows a video produced by Neil Woodford which explains the reasons for his actions and details what we should now expect to happen moving forward.

We as with thousands of other investors have had the confidence in Neil Woodford as a fund manager and believe that his long-term performance will return. The decision to suspend trading of the LF Woodford Equity Income Fund will provide them time to execute the strategy of reducing the funds exposure to illiquid and unquoted stocks. The fund has historically paid a competitive dividend of around 3.4% and we are continuing to monitor this fund.

Please feel free to contact us if you should wish to discuss your position further.

State pension

Half a million workers past pension age could be paying unnecessary tax

A significant number of people working past the state pension age could be paying unnecessary tax on their state pension, according to new research[1]. This is because they failed to take up the option of deferring their state pension until they stopped work. As a result, their entire state pension is being taxed, in some cases at 40%. Continue reading “State pension”

Making plans for your retirement

Tailored to match your particular needs and aspirations

One of the most important stages in life which everybody has to save for is retirement. We work hard to enjoy our current lifestyle but are we doing enough to ensure that we can continue to enjoy it in our retirement? Many of us live for today, but saving into a private pension plan can help us retire sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Making plans for your retirement”

Income protection insurance

Cover for you and your family finances

It’s important to be able to keep your finances healthy as you recover from an illness or injury. Being unable to work can quickly turn your world upside down. No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them, but if you couldn’t work due to a serious illness, how would you manage financially? Could you survive on savings or sick pay from work? If not, you may need some other way to keep paying the bills – and you might want to consider income protection insurance. Continue reading “Income protection insurance”

Bank of Mum and Dad

Innovative products to be created for would-be home owners

The Building Societies Association (BSA) have recently published a raft of recommendations as to how the mortgage industry can support the Bank of Mum and Dad in their endeavours to help first-time buyers onto the property ladder. Continue reading “Bank of Mum and Dad”

New tax year

The key changes you need to know

You want to pay the minimum amount of tax legally possible. We want that for you, too. The 2019/20 tax year started on 6 April and in general taxpayers will have more money in their pocket after increases to allowances came into force, but there are a few losers, in particular those selling shares and buy-to-let landlords. Continue reading “New tax year”