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Avoid paying 60% tax

The Chancellor is working incredibly hard to close down loopholes but there are still many legitimate and socially acceptable ways of reducing tax. Individuals who have significantly fluctuating incomes are at greater risk of paying more tax than needed. Read more

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10 Tips for Investing a Windfall

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Coming into money isn’t something that happens often. Before you commit yourself to spending, investing, giving gifts or even giving up your job, here are some tips on how to make your windfall work for you in the long run.

Financial Planning Services

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EQ is a Chartered Financial Planning firm able to offer a wide range of services to private clients including tax optimisation, retirement income planning and estate planning.

Final Salary Pension Transfers

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The April 2015 Budget saw the most radical changes to the pensions landscape for a generation, but the new flexibility on offer is only available to personal pension holders. Members of final salary schemes can only access the new rules by transferring to a personal pension.

Saving Inheritance Tax

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This guide explains how planning ahead of time can provide for – and in most cases reduce – the amount of tax that is ultimately due on your estate.

Spring Clean Your Finances

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When it comes to money, it is fairly easy to get so entangled in the jargon that you lose sight of basic sound financial planning principles. This guide provides some pointers on important steps to take, and a few pitfalls to avoid, along the road to a healthy financial future.

Enterprise Investment Schemes

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The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was initiated by the UK Government in 1993 in an attempt to promote funding for small private companies. It offers a host of attractive tax incentives, including 30% upfront Income Tax relief and the ability to defer tax on a capital gain.