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Child Trust Funds: £394 million unclaimed

A recent report has highlighted the high number and value of Child Trust Funds (CTFs) left untouched by their now adult owners.  

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Global dividends back on trend

New research shows that global dividends have shaken off the impacts of Covid-19 and reverted to their pre-pandemic days, but the UK’s performance isn’t so promising.  

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Minding the gap: NICs top-up deadline extended

The rush to meet the voluntary national insurance contributions (NICs) top-up deadline of 5 April has forced HMRC to grant an extension to 31 July.

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Automatic enrolment and pension contribution reforms

A new government bill indicates that a change to the automatic enrolment minimum age, and increases to workplace pension contributions, could be on the horizon.

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The Budget surprise: changes to the pension tax rules

New measures affecting pension allowances announced in the March Budget could mean your retirement planning strategy needs to be reviewed.

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A trio of Budget measures for childcare

The Budget announced three important changes to childcare provisions in England, but one trap remains.

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The UK dividend recovery continues

New research shows that UK companies continued to increase their dividend payments to investors in 2022, albeit at a much slower pace than in 2019.

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A new tax regime for pensions?

A national think tank has proposed a new blueprint for taxing pensions, which might appeal to a future government.

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Looking forward to a Happy New Tax Year?

The new tax year starts on 6 April, heralding a raft of changes that will make an early tax review of the year ahead a wise move.

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The rising cost of retirement

How much income do you actually need in retirement? New research shows an increase that might surprise you.  

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