Budget update: Two changes which will affect all parents

Two measures which will affect all parentsLast week’s Budget contained at least two measures which will affect all parents. The first will help parents save for their child’s future, whilst the other could provide much needed cash assistance towards the costs of childcare; but beware, there will also be losers. Child Trust Fund transfers to Junior ISAs The first piece of good news came with George Osborne’s announcement that the government is to issue a consultation with a view to enabling  child savers to transfer ...

6 simple tax saving ideas for the start of the tax year

The end of the tax year has been and gone, it's a time of the year that never ceases to amaze us. Why do so many people wait until the end of the tax year to sort out their financial affairs? It makes far more sense to do so at the start of the tax year and enjoy almost a year’s extra tax efficient saving and investing. On that note we’ve put together a list of six things you should consider doing now to make your financial affairs as tax efficient as soon as possible. 1.    Use your ISA allowance...