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  • Three-Month Penalty Looming for Self-Assessment Procrastinators

    Posted by on April 23, 2019

    So it’s already well into April and as the sky turns from winter grey to pale blue Spring, all...

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  • To marry or not to marry? In the UK, it’s a tax question!

    Posted by on March 20, 2018

    Recently, we looked at the Marriage Allowance, and it got us thinking about the 3.3 million couples who choose...

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  • Hot Topic – CII Exams Pass Rates for 2013

    Posted by on March 4, 2014

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ The CII have published their 2013 exam pass rates, and below we compare the Annual Pass Rates with...

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  • Hot Topic – Increased CGT for Landlords from April

    Posted by on February 18, 2014

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ From April 2014 landlords will see a reduction in a valuable tax break which could hit some quite...

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  • Hot Topic – Transferring Your CTF to a Junior ISA

    Posted by on January 8, 2014

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ Almost a year ago, we talked here about the unfairness of not being able to transfer Child Trust...

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  • Hot Topic – CII R06 and AF5 – October 2013

    Posted by on October 1, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ Are you sitting either of the above exams next week?   If so, you will of course have received...

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  • Hot Topic – Barclays Bank Rights Issue

    Posted by on September 5, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ After reading in the news today that shareholders in Barclays have until 13th September to take part in...

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  • Hot Topic – Are you now heading towards QCF Level 6?

    Posted by on July 31, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk There was a long and slow build up to 31st December 2012 and yet, here we are already...

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  • Hot Topic – State Pension Deferral and 2016

    Posted by on July 24, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ After the State pension deferral question came up in R06 in July, it would have prompted those sitting...

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  • Hot Topic – CII R06 – Post Exam Analysis of our Analysis

    Posted by on July 17, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk Having spoken to one of the team in Brand Financial Training who sat the R06 exam this time...

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  • Hot Topic – Which Study Materials to Use for CII AF Exams?

    Posted by on July 10, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk Having recently been involved with a discussion over what materials to use to study for AF exams, we...

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  • Hot Topic – Whatever happened to the MIP?

    Posted by on May 9, 2013

    http://www.brandft.co.uk/ 10 year qualifying policies – fondly known as MIPs – Maximum Investment Plans – I always had a...

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  • Hot Topic – Pensions and Divorce

    Posted by on April 10, 2013

    I was talking to an IFA recently about the impact of divorce on pensions.  He had a client facing...

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  • Hot Topic – The Budget

    Posted by on March 28, 2013

    So what did we think of the budget this year?  It seemed like a good one for small businesses...

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  • Hot Topic – CII Exams Pass Rates for 2012

    Posted by on March 7, 2013

    Update : 6 March 2014 : This post is now closed for comments as the post relates to the...

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