Category: Financial planning

Budget 2015: good news for savers, first-time buyers and pensioners

by Patrick Goddard, Independent Financial Adviser By and large, it was the pre-election Budget that everyone expected; and it provided at least something for most…

New pension rules: don’t forget about tax

by Paul Northmore, Managing Director The new pension rules announced last year come into effect on 6th April 2015 – “Freedom Day”.   From that date,…

Should you cash-in your final salary pension?

By Patrick Goddard, Independent Financial Adviser If you have a final salary pension scheme, many people may be rather envious!  These schemes, which usually pay…

I am fed up with my job – can I retire?

by Peter Harrison FPFS, Independent Financial Adviser. This is a question I get asked a lot: “I’ve been at work since I left college –…

How Julie saved £144,000

by Mike LeGassick, Independent Financial Adviser with Manning and Company Julie* from Plymouth worked hard as a social care worker.  She also planned for the…

The simple question worth £176,000.

By Mike LeGassick, Independent Financial Adviser, Manning and Company When it comes to critical illness, we so often think, “It’ll never happen to me”.  But…

Should you invest in bricks and mortar?

By Peter Harrison, Chartered Financial Planner, Manning and Company Those with available cash may wonder whether to buy an investment property. Property is often thought…

Don’t let freedom go to your head

by Mike LeGassick, Independent Financial Adviser, Manning and Company The recent Budget announcement on pension reform heralds a seismic shift in the personal pensions market….

Budget 2014

In honour of the new twelve-sided pound coin announced on Budget Day, here are our twelve top headlines from the Budget 2014. First, for individuals:…