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National Insurance and dividend tax rises – what you need to know
National Insurance and dividend tax rises – what you need to know

Normal minimum pension age to increase from 55 to 57, from April 2028
Normal minimum pension age to increase from 55 to 57, from April 2028

NS&I’s new Green Savings Bonds – details revealed
NS&I’s new Green Savings Bonds – details revealed

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National Insurance and dividend tax rises – what you need to know 3 min read

The Prime Minister has announced plans to raise National Insurance rates by 1.25 percentage points for employers and employees, with tax on share dividends rising by the same amount.

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Normal minimum pension age to increase from 55 to 57, from April 2028

Measure is part of a wider government agenda to prevent the proportion of people’s lives spent in retirement becoming unsustainably high.

Jeannie Boyle
Jeannie Boyle,

02/08/2021

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NS&I’s new Green Savings Bonds – details revealed

NS&I has revealed its Green Savings Bonds, due to launch later this year, will be three-year fixed-term products.

Jeannie Boyle
Jeannie Boyle,

26/07/2021

2 min read

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Ben Faulkner
Ben Faulkner,

01/07/2021

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The good guide to what to do with an inheritance

EQ has sponsored the 'Good guide to what to do with an inheritance'.

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FAQs: Lasting Power of Attorney

Many of us actively look to help our family and friends at times of emotional and financial difficulty, with death and incapacity being no exception.

Peter Brennan
Peter Brennan,

14/06/2021

3 min read

Financial Planning

Q&A: Income protection

Each year close to a million people find themselves unable to work due to a serious illness or injury.

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Introducing EQ

We offer a full range of life planning and financial advisory services for individuals, families, trustees, attorneys, directors and business owners.

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Managing your money

Taking the time to think about your income and spending can make a real difference to your financial situation.

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Financial Planning

Tax rates & allowances

How much tax do we pay? This page summarises the main rates and allowances. The current tax year runs from 6 April 2021 to 5 April 2022.

Ben Faulkner
Ben Faulkner,

06/04/2021

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Budget 2021: Chancellor navigates fragile public finances

Rise in corporation tax and freeze on personal tax thresholds.

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Will capital gains tax rates increase in 2021?

Experts have been predicting for some time that capital gains tax (CGT) is vulnerable to change.

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Vital money questions you should ask your parents

Be sure to secure your parents financial future with these five important questions.

Jeannie Boyle
Jeannie Boyle,

15/01/2021

2 min read

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Future Leaders – Cautious

This portfolio maintains a bias towards lower volatility investments with equity holdings limited to 50%. It focuses on capital protection with a moderate participation in equity market growth, and aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes.

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Future Leaders – Cautious Plus

This portfolio maintains a bias towards lower volatility investments with equity holdings limited to 60%. It focuses on capital protection with a moderate participation in equity market growth, and aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes.

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Future Leaders – Balanced

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 70%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

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Future Leaders – Balanced Plus

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 80%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

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Future Leaders – Adventurous

This portfolio maintains a bias towards higher volatility investments, with up to 90% invested in equity funds. It aims to diversify risk by investing across regions, and enhance returns through its asset allocation strategy and fund selections.

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Future Leaders – Adventurous Plus

This portfolio maintains a bias towards higher volatility investments, with up to 95% invested in equity funds. It aims to diversify risk by investing across regions, and enhance returns through its asset allocation strategy and fund selections.

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Future Leaders – All Equity

This portfolio is designed for the most adventurous risk profile, with up to 100% invested in equity funds. It is unconstrained by selection criteria within the universe of available equity funds, and can make concentrated investments, use sector specific funds, and invest in any geographic region. As a high risk portfolio, its performance is expected to be volatile.

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Best Ideas – Cautious

This portfolio maintains a bias towards lower volatility investments with equity holdings limited to 50%. It focuses on capital protection with a moderate participation in equity market growth, and aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes.

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Factsheet

Best Ideas – Cautious Plus

This portfolio maintains a bias towards lower volatility investments with equity holdings limited to 60%. It focuses on capital protection with a moderate participation in equity market growth, and aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes.

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Factsheet

Best Ideas – Balanced

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 70%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

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Best Ideas – Balanced Plus

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 80%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

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Factsheet

Best Ideas – Adventurous

This portfolio maintains a bias towards higher volatility investments, with up to 90% invested in equity funds. It aims to diversify risk by investing across regions, and enhance returns through its asset allocation strategy and fund selections.

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Factsheet

Best Ideas – Adventurous Plus

This portfolio maintains a bias towards higher volatility investments, with up to 95% invested in equity funds. It aims to diversify risk by investing across regions, and enhance returns through its asset allocation strategy and fund selections. 

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Factsheet

Best Ideas – All Equity

This portfolio is designed for the most adventurous risk profile, with up to 100% invested in equity funds. It is unconstrained by selection criteria within the universe of available equity funds, and can make concentrated investments, use sector specific funds, and invest in any geographic region. As a high risk portfolio, its performance is expected to be volatile.

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Positive Impact – Cautious

This portfolio maintains a bias towards lower volatility investments with equity holdings limited to 50%. It focuses on capital protection with a moderate participation in equity market growth, and aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes.

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Factsheet

Positive Impact – Cautious Plus

This portfolio maintains a bias towards lower volatility investments with equity holdings limited to 60%. It focuses on capital protection with a moderate participation in equity market growth, and aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes.

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Factsheet

Positive Impact – Balanced

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 70%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

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Factsheet

Positive Impact – Balanced Plus

This portfolio has a range of investments with different risks, where equity holdings are limited to 80%. It aims to reduce investment risk by diversifying across regions and asset classes, and achieve a balance of capital protection and participation in equity market growth.

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Factsheet

Positive Impact – Adventurous

This portfolio maintains a bias towards higher volatility investments, with up to 90% invested in equity funds. It aims to diversify risk by investing across regions, and enhance returns through its asset allocation strategy and fund selections.

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Factsheet

Positive Impact – Adventurous Plus

This portfolio maintains a bias towards higher volatility investments, with up to 95% invested in equity funds. It aims to diversify risk by investing across regions, and enhance returns through its asset allocation strategy and fund selections.

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