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Monthly economic commentary: July 2018

Monthly economic commentary: July 2018

Story 19/07/18

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at the recent trends in the US yield curve and possible implications for the economy and financial markets, in his latest commentary.

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Why in-house expertise beats outsourcing

Why in-house expertise beats outsourcing

Story 17/07/18

Many firms outsource as they want access to specialist knowledge, while allowing advisers more time to focus on clients – in-house expertise provides just this, without the costly third-party fees. As a client, how does this affect you?

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You should start saving for retirement in your 20s – here's why

You should start saving for retirement in your 20s – here's why

Story 16/07/18

While retirement may feel like a long way off, it pays to start thinking about it sooner rather than later. Saving early means you may need to put away less to earn the same amount, or even more, as you would had you begun in later life.

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Golden goal legend kicks off AFH charity football fundraiser

Golden goal legend kicks off AFH charity football fundraiser

Story 04/07/18

Birmingham City legend Paul Tait will give some golden glamour to this year’s AFH charity football match, which kicks off at 1830 on Friday 13 July.

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Savings tax under review: what could change?

Savings tax under review: what could change?

Story 25/06/18

The Office of Tax Simplification is offering a number of recommendations to deal with the confusing level of complexity surrounding the taxation of savings and investment income.

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Pension transfers skyrocket

Pension transfers skyrocket

Story 20/06/18

2017 saw a dramatic increase in transfers out of defined pension schemes, stemming from a variety of factors. While a transfer may not always be suitable, it's nearly always permanent. It's critical to ensure you're making the right decision.

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Can a revised tax system re-balance intergenerational fairness?

Can a revised tax system re-balance intergenerational fairness?

Story 15/06/18

Baby boomers have the advantage in areas such as home ownership, personal debt and pension wealth, a new report has found, and it recommends a radical overhaul of the UK tax system to help resolve the issues.

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Tax return: acting early could save you time and money

Tax return: acting early could save you time and money

Story 04/06/18

In 2016/17, almost 750,000 people potentially faced penalty for missing the annual deadline for submitting their tax return. Thinking about it early could make things easier in the future.

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