Today the Government gave a clear green light to the radical rewriting of the pension rule book and delivers on the Chancellor’s Budget promise of much more Defined Contribution pension flexibility and provides further detail on some of the changes in store from next April.   Today’s announcement confirmed: Defined Contribution flexibility will go ahead …

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Well it’s finally here, the Wee Beastie Triathlon in conjunction with the Balloch Highland Games. Both Kevin “two watches “ Lynch and I have been in training for this for the past six weeks, and I am the first to admit that we are feeling a little apprehensive, yet looking forward to the challenge that …

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AAC Importance of Retirement Planning

Looking forward to a secure and financially independent retirement Saving for your retirement may not seem important when you’re starting out. But the sooner you start saving for your retirement, the more secure your future will be. It’s so important to invest for your retirement. Putting as much as you can into a pension provision …

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Alongside the major reforms announced in Budget 2014, further measures will be introduced to support savers at every stage of their lives. These include reducing taxes for the lowest income savers, radically increasing the flexibility of Individual Savings Accounts (ISA’s) and introducing new products to help retired savers achieve a better return on their investment. …

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AAC Money

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, gave his Budget to Parliament on 19 March 2014. These are his key announcements.   Economy Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast to grow by 2.7% this year and 2.3% next year, then by 2.6% in 2016 and 2017, and by 2.5% in 2018 Public borrowing/deficit Deficit forecast to …

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AAC 2014 budget george osborne

The Budget has adopted the most fundamental reform to the way people access their pensions in almost a century, with Chancellor George Osborne effectively abolishing the requirement on retirees to buy an annuity. Here, we run down the key things you need to know about today’s Pension changes. The biggest change is about what savers …

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