FSF News

Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China... Read more...

UK government borrowing at 11-year low Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.... Read more...

Trump criticises US central bank's interest rate rises Mr Trump says he is "not happy" with rising interest rates which he argues put the US at... Read more...

Pound drops below $1.30 as June retail sales fall Sterling falls after figures show shoppers shunned stores to focus on the World Cup last... Read more...

Two former traders jailed in Euribor rate-rigging case Christian Bittar and Philippe Moryoussef are jailed for five and eight years respectivel... Read more...

Summer clothing sales hold back inflation The CPI measure of inflation remained at 2.4% in June, raising uncertainty over an Augus... Read more...

Prices of flats stay unchanged for a year, says ONS Overall houses prices rose by 3% in the year to May, according to the Office for Nationa... Read more...

Retirement Planning and Pensions

There are many ways of saving for retirement using a number of tax advantageous vehicles and often ignored allowances however for most people pensions will comprise at least part of the eventual retirement income.

Successive Finance Acts continue to change the pension landscape and this necessitates the need to regularly review your situation.

Our advisers are well versed in sophisticated tax planning, utilising valuable tax allowances, tax efficient vehicles, property and offshore tax breaks.

Our cash-flow analysis helps shape future strategy by projecting income flows from all assets into retirement. It also allows us the chance to conduct ‘what if’ scenarios showing the impact of additional investments or a change of circumstance such as retiring early. This enables more creative planning resulting in a potentially higher income in retirement.

The value of investments and the income from it could go down as well as up. The return at the end of the investment period is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you originally invested.