Tag Archives: budget

Lifetime ISAs: creating a need for education

Following the Budget announcement on 16th March individuals under the age of 40 will be able to open a “Lifetime ISA” from April 2017. Lifetime ISAs (LISAs) are designed to…

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Post Budget, Jelf Employee Benefits calls for employer tax incentives on all types of financial education not just pensions advice

Jelf Employee Benefits is calling for greater tax incentives to encourage employers to offer financial education on a variety of topics, not just on pensions and retirement planning advice. With…

Time for another Budget…

After what amounted to three Budget statements last year, 2016 looks set to return to the more usual format of two, with the first of these due this Wednesday. So what should…

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Employers unprepared for impact of likely changes in pensions tax relief

With just two weeks until the Chancellor’s 2016 Budget statement, research carried out by Jelf Employee benefits has established that 3 in 4 employers (76%) have yet to inform their…

Every silver lining has a cloud…

This week there has been much media coverage of possible pension announcements by The Chancellor in the forthcoming March Budget.  Our followers will be aware that a review of the tax relief system for pension savings was…

Insurance tax hike will generate £1.75bn for the Treasury

You may have heard in the news that Insurance Premium Tax has been increased by the government. This move was announced during the Chancellors Budget, and will rise from 6%…

What the Summer 2015 Budget really means for you and your employees

The introduction of ground breaking Pension Freedoms in April 2015 has created some uncertainty for employees and employers alike, and they are looking for help. With further changed announced in…

Is there a summer tax storm on the way?

Following the surprise return of a majority Conservative Government, George Osborne announced at the weekend that he will deliver a second budget statement on July 8th this year. The need for such…

Budget (4): Fit For Work

The only loose end from yesterday’s budget speech is that of Fit For Work – the government funded service which will provide an independent assessment of employees who are absent from work for…

Budget (2): Tax Free Childcare

One significant change that I missed in the statement (or perhaps was not actually voiced), was an increase to the amount of state support for families with disabled children. The…