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Could UK interest rates head into negative figures?

The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, suggested in mid-May that negative interest rates were one possible response to the economic fallout from Covid-19.

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Should you review your pension fund withdrawals?

The fall in world stock markets has cut the value of many pension pots. Here's a look at different scenarios. 

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Spotlight Falls on Social Security Net: Are you Protected?

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted many aspects of life which had previously gone unnoticed or ignored and found the holes.

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Redefining Income: Dividend Requirements Suspended

In a rare move, the rules for what constitutes an income fund have been changed.

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Investment Losses Can Have Useful Upside

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the values of many investments fall. But lower values can have a useful upside.

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Government Borrowing Expectations to Increase Five-fold

The Government could end up borrowing five times as much as it expected on Budget day.

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Will Writing Rise in Lockdown Highlights Need to Plan Ahead

One perhaps unsurprising side-effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has been an upsurge of interest in wills and estate planning. However, the lockdown is constraining options.

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Out with the old and a boost for the new for children's savings

2020 sees an old plan mature and its replacement given a boost.

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The inheritance tax dog that didn't bark...

One of the few surprises in March’s Budget was that the Chancellor never mentioned inheritance tax (IHT) or expected simplification measures.

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A change to the annual allowance taper: what does this mean for your pension?

One of the more controversial pension tax rules was slightly reformed in the Budget.

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