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18th March 2015

Budget 2015: IHT threshold unchanged, Deeds of Variation at Risk

Inheritance tax (IHT) threshold unchanged at £325,000. Many commentators had expected an increase in the Nil Rate Band, but this speculation was unfounded.

18th March 2015

Budget 2015: EIS and VCT Rules Changed

VCTs and EIS will no longer be able to invest in a company that is more than 12 years old, except where the investment will lead to a substantial change in the company's activity, or where where the total investment represents more than 50 per cent of turnover averaged over the preceding five years.

18th March 2015

Budget 2015: Flexible ISAs

New fully Flexible ISAs will allow savers from Autumn 2015 to withdraw from their Cash ISA and reinvest into it in the same year without any loss of tax benefits.

10th March 2015

Buy-to-Let Property – panacea for pension freedoms?

When new pension freedoms are introduced next month in April 2015, many clients are considering the merits of withdrawing cash from pensions to buy residential property to let, as an alternative to the traditional option of buying a pension annuity.

25th February 2015

Greece’s Bailout Negotiations

Over the past few months, uncertainty over the future of the Eurozone has mounted following fears of a Greek exit (‘Grexit’).

25th February 2015

Is a Storm Brewing as the FTSE Reaches New Heights?

On Tuesday 24 February, the FTSE 100 reached a record high, closing at 6950.

17th February 2015

Market Commentary – January 2015

The major Economic story in January was the announcement of 1 trillion euros of stimulus by the ECB in an attempt to boost economic growth.

11th February 2015

Client Service Administrator Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for a Client Service Administrator to join Seabrook Clark.

6th February 2015

Bryony Noad joins the team to support business growth

We are delighted to announce that as part of our continued growth, Bryony Noad has joined our team as a graduate trainee.

7th January 2015

Our Investment Commentary for Q4 2014 (1 October – 31 December)

World markets experienced a very volatile quarter which included a sharp sell-off in equities at the beginning of October. However, sentiment quickly returned, reflected by a gain of 4.13% for the FTSE World Index in Q4.

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