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  • The Importance of Writing Individually Owned Life Policies Under Trust

    Posted by on August 3, 2021

    In this article, we discuss replacing death in service benefits with an individually owned life assurance policy and the...

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  • Using Your Own Transport for Business

    Posted by on July 13, 2021

    Using your own transport for business may be tested in the CII exams R03 or within AF1. Read on...

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  • Our Top Revision Tips for the CII R0 Exams

    Posted by on June 8, 2021

    There is a lot of information to retain, and a lot of studying required for the R0 multiple-choice question...

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  • PE Ratios – What are they and what do they mean?

    Posted by on January 14, 2020

    The price/earnings ratio is a quick way to see if a share you’re interested in is cheap or not....

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  • Top Tip – National Insurance Employment Allowance – CII R03, R06, AF1, AF5

    Posted by on December 17, 2013 From April 2014 an employment allowance is being introduced for businesses, charities and community amateur sports clubs.  The...

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  • Top Tip – Tax Payment 31st January 2014 – CII CF2, CF5, R03, R06, AF1, AF5

    Posted by on November 19, 2013 As December approaches some may be thinking more of the 31st January tax bill that’s looming rather than...

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  • Top Tip – Rental Income and Tax – CII R03, R06, AF1, AF5

    Posted by on September 25, 2013 I read over the weekend that HMRC is keen to ensure that all the landlords in the UK...

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  • Top Tip – Sufficient UK Ties Test and Split Years

    Posted by on August 28, 2013

      Last week we looked at the three statutory UK residency tests. We looked at the ‘automatically not UK...

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  • UK’s Residency Test

    Posted by on August 21, 2013

    A whole chapter of the CII’s R03 study text is based on residence and domicile so no doubt you’ll...

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  • Top Tip – Pension Reforms

    Posted by on August 7, 2013 Anyone studying for a CII Pensions exam will know that the new manuals are littered with the proposed...

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  • Top Tip – CII R06 – July 2013

    Posted by on June 25, 2013 Are you sitting the exam on the 8th July?  If so, you will have already received the case...

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  • Top Tip – The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

    Posted by on May 22, 2013 Looking through some of the CII manuals, I noticed a distinct lack of information on the SEIS introduced...

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  • Are you aware of the IHT Reduced Rate of 36%?

    Posted by on April 3, 2013

    In this article we look at the IHT reduced rate of 36% which may come up if you are sitting...

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  • Top Tip – Primary Protection CII R04, J05 and AF3

    Posted by on February 20, 2013

    The Pensions legislation isn’t easy.  It never has been and I don’t suppose it ever will be… The calculation...

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  • Top Tip – Chargeable Events on Bonds

    Posted by on January 23, 2013

    In this article we look at bonds under trust and what happens when a chargeable event happens.  Who is...

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