Tag Archives: budget

Budget 2015 (1): Pension changes

We don’t have supporting Budget documents yet, but it largely looks like the two key pension announcements of the speech will follow the lines of this week pre-speech leaks. They are:…

On the way down?

Although we won’t know for certain until after this morning’s Budget speech has been delivered, leaked reports yesterday suggested that the Pensions Lifetime Allowance for savings is set to decrease…

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What price (more) freedoms?

George Osborne will make his last budget speech of the current parliamentary term this week, and the early media briefings suggests that pensions will again feature heavily in that statement.  So what are we…

How to open an international office for your business

Starting up an office overseas can have many benefits and you may be thinking about it if you want to expand into new markets, need a physical base for an…

Autumn Statement (2): Blink and you missed it…

It’s only one line in the speech, but an important one: “I am taking measures to prevent:  ….payments of benefits in lieu of salary” Whilst I don’t yet know for…

The Chancellor’s autumn statement: What to expect for Employee Benefits?

George Osborne will take to his hind legs later this week to deliver his autumn budget statement. But will there be any significant announcements regarding employee benefits included in the…

A contradiction in legislation?

Yesterday I downloaded and read through the DWP’s “Fuller Working Lives – A Framework for Action”, a document which aims to set out the case for retaining older workers in…

Pensions on parole?

I think we all knew it in our hearts, the newfound “freedom” of pensions (as announced by George Osborne in his Budget speech earlier this year) may not be quite…

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Booking now: “Messing about on the river”

With continual change to UK employment requirements, it’s a good time to plot a course for another fun and informative Jelf Employment event.  As usual, we will be fielding our…

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Pension pot follows member: But should it?

My recent article for the (rather good) Mindful Money website has just gone live, and I believe this to be one of my better efforts. The subject matter is the much discussed…