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Despite the fact that it can be a financial life-saver, only half of all mortgage holders have life cover, leaving millions exposed.

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Despite the fact that it can be a financial life-saver, only half of all mortgage holders have life cover, leaving millions exposed. As a nation, we still gravitate towards the dream of owning our own home. The number of television programmes and column inches devoted to the subject are testament to our continuing obsession. Yet our desire for bricks and ...

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What You Needs To Know About Pensions

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Rules on pensions are not always black and white in the eyes of savers, but they are proving to be a handy revenue-raiser for government. Tighter rules that limit the amount of tax relief available on pension savings are proving to be a money- spinner for the Treasury. According to data released by HMRC, around 2,400 savers breached the pension ...

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To Have and To Hold with Vaughn Thomas

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Arranging insurance for married couples should arguably go hand in hand with saying “I do”. Financial matters are perhaps not the first consideration when getting married. But it is vitally important to review current financial arrangements and establish new plans at the start of a significant new stage of life. Perhaps the first and most obvious thing to consider is ...

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VAUGHN THOMAS: IS AN LLP THE FUTURE OF YOUR BUSINESS?

Vaughn Thomas from Sovereign Wealth Private Clients, is back with his column.   Most entrepreneurs forgo the chance to form a limited liability partnership, yet the tax benefits are well worth considering. Since the introduction of the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000, last year the number of limited liability partnerships (LLPs) listed at Companies House passed the 60,000 mark. (Source: ...

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Is the Leeds Property Market about to Change?

Vaughn Thomas from Sovereign Wealth Private Clients is looking at Buying to Let. New rules on tax relief and loan affordability being implemented in April will hit the profits of many buy-to-let investors. It has been a strong decade for UK property prices and rental incomes. Despite a marked dip in the second half of 2016, rental prices have still ...

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Pension Tax Relief

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The Chancellor puts high earners on guard for a single rate of pension tax relief. George Osborne’s first ever Conservative majority Budget in July 2015 delivered some surprising economic and social reform. Introduction of a National Living Wage rate that will rise to £9 an hour by 2020, increases in dividend tax, and changes to Corporation Tax could all have ...

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Vaughn Thomas: The Perfect Blend

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Vaughn Thomas from Sovereign Wealth Private Clients, presents his financial column for Leeds City Magazine. Cocktail solutions for retirement income aren’t new, but pension freedoms have shaken the idea back into life. In the wake of pension freedoms, people are re-evaluating what it means to be in retirement. Although the population is generally moving away from annuities as the single ...

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Vaughn Thomas: Statement of Intent

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Vaughn Thomas from Sovereign Wealth LLP, presents his financial column in Leeds City Dweller. The Chancellor has resisted giving the green light to pension reform, for now. Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement covered changes to the state pension and automatic enrolment, but steered well clear of pensions tax relief. The government’s response to its consultation has now been pushed back ...

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Vaughn Thomas: Child Trust Funds and Junior ISAs

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Vaughn Thomas, from Sovereign Wealth Private Clients, discusses Child Trust Funds and Junior ISAs. Saving for children is now easier as rules allowing the transfer of Child Trust Funds to Junior ISAs come into force. First proposed back in December 2013, the new tax year finally saw the introduction of new rules offering the chance for parents to switch their ...

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Buy to Regret?

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Vaughn Thomas, from Sovereign Wealth Private Clients, looks at property and the temptation to use pension funds to invest into residential property. It may have seemed a long time coming, but for the millions of over-55s waiting for the new pension reforms, the retirement revolution finally got underway April 2015. People over the age of 55 with a defined contribution ...

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