When you are busy running a business on a day-to-day basis, often you haven’t the time to really look too far ahead. One of the services we offer is to help business people look at their corporate financial planning. We have the time and expertise to review financial areas that could help protect the company and benefit your business in the long term. Why not make it your business to have an informal chat with one of our advisers?
The value of pensions and the income they produce can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you invested.
If you are a business owner, business succession planning and insurance is important. It is simply the process of planning for what you want to happen if you (or your co-owner, if you have one) were to die or fall seriously ill.
If this happens, family and business partners can be left in a complex situation. In some instances, the business ends up in the wrong hands, or in worst cases can fail. These issues apply to sole traders, partners and shareholders in limited companies, and all of this can be avoided with some sensible succession planning.
If you are a high-earner and feel you are paying more and more tax, you are not alone. More than one in seven income tax payers are taxed at the higher or additional rate and they pay about two thirds of all income tax.
Increasing the tax burden for higher earners has been a deliberate policy of successive governments. For instance, the thresholds for phasing out the personal allowance and the start of the additional rate tax threshold have both been unchanged since they came into force in April 2010.