A guest blog for Serenity Financial Planning by investment, retirement and platform research consultant Abraham Okusanya MSc. A crisis is coming! In the coming years, there is going to be a major financial crisis! This crisis will bring capital markets across the world to their knees. There’ll be a lot of panic. Your investments will … Continued
Category: Financial planning for Businesses
A summary by Tina Weeks Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Budget as chancellor yesterday. We’ve taken a closer look at what he had to say and summarise the most important changes that will affect our clients. The good news is there were no significant tax or pensions changes in this Budget that will have any … Continued
Each year, many people spend the last few days of January frantically going through paperwork to meet the tax return deadline. There are, of course, others who can smugly say that they had the return filed the previous April. But aside from avoiding the panic of HMRC deadlines, there are many other benefits to … Continued
Each year, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) produces the Global Innovation Index, which produces a ranking of the top innovative countries across the globe. The focus of the index is on effective innovation policies for development, using 79 indicators across several different themes and covering 141 world economies. “Innovation holds far-reaching promise for spurring … Continued
We’re living in a world where employee benefits are perhaps more varied than ever before. Those who work at Google reportedly enjoy free childcare, massages and even napping areas at work, whilst employees at Dropbox are provided with a stir fry bar, yoga sessions and Razor scooters to allow them to move around the workplace … Continued
Auto-enrolment, the government initiative which made it compulsory for all businesses to enrol their employees in a pension scheme, celebrated its third anniversary last October. Whilst most employers have by this point got to grips with what they need to do to comply with auto-enrolment, those businesses that were some of the first to implement the initiative face a new challenge three years on: the first phase of automatic re-enrolment.
Commentary on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in the accounting community has been focused on just a few key headlines, reflecting the wider acceptance that this was an Autumn Statement of ‘tweaks’ rather than ‘rabbits-out-of-hats’.