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Transferring wealth to the next generation – what to consider

How do you want your children or favourite cause to benefit from your wealth? How can you ensure your wishes will be fulfilled? Even if you have plans in place, are your heirs prepared? Here we explore how you can make sure your money is transferred to the next generation as you would wish.

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How can tax planning ensure you make best use of your pension annual allowance?

If you are planning your retirement, it is important to understand the amount you can put into your pension each year in order to gain valuable tax relief, known as the ‘annual allowance’. 

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Calculating inheritance tax with our simple IHT calculator

When you die your inheritance tax (IHT) is charged at a rate of 40% on the value of your estate over and above the nil-rate band of £325,00

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The advantages of investing in the Alternative Investment Market to manage IHT

With our families’ future financial wellbeing always in the back of our minds, we’d all welcome legitimate ways to manage inheritance tax (IHT) liability. One way to do this is by investing in the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

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Post-COVID-19 wealth planning: Care home costs are alarming. Are you really prepared?

Although we all know the cost of care in later life could be significant, few people realise the true extent of care home costs, nor do they adequately plan how to pay for them. Having a comprehensive wealth strategy in place can ensure you are financially prepared should you require long term care in the future.

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Top pension tips if you're about to retire

For many people, a pension is their largest source of income in retirement. And traditionally, when you retire, your pension fund would immediately be used to provide a secured income for your lifetime. Although there has been some flexibility around this since the mid-1990s, the ‘Pension Freedoms’ announced in 2015 allowed even more choice but also more complexity.

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IMPORTANT: Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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