Autumn Statement 2013: Winners & Losers

Autumn Statement 2013: Winners and Losers Today’s Autumn Statement included a wide range of measures, announcements and new policies, from changes to the State Pension and Income Tax, to school dinners and overseas property owners. But how will they affect you? Were you a winner or a loser? Read on to find out. Winners Lower earnersSmile face icon_istock George Osborne confirmed that the personal allowance, the amount you can earn before starting to pay tax, will rise to £10,000 from April 2014, ...

Autumn Statement 2012: Winners & Losers

Autumn Statement 2012: Winners and LosersToday’s Autumn Statement included a wide range of measures which will affect us all. Were you a winner or a loser? With so many announcements and changes it might be a case of ‘swings and roundabouts’. Read on though to find out if you have gained more than you have lost. Winners Low paid workers Low paid workers will particularly benefit from the increase to the Personal Allowance, which means that from April 2013 people will be able to earn £9,440 before they start to pay ...

Business: 6 personal finance tips for small business owners

For most small business owners the health of their personal finances is closely linked to those of their business. When business is good your personal finances will look good, conversely when trading is tough your personal finances might take a hit. Based on discussions we have with our clients who run small businesses we’ve put together six tips for business owners to help keep both your personal and business finances healthy. 1.    Get your income strategy right Are you a business owner looking ...