Taxation and Allowances

Matthew Barrand Blog, Tax

The personal allowance will increase from £11,850 to £12,500 in April 2019, a year earlier than originally planned. The threshold for paying higher rate tax will also rise from £46,350 in 2018-19 to £50,000 in 2019-20. Although there had been speculation that major changes to pension taxation might be in the offing, these didn’t materialise. However, the Lifetime Allowance will …


Volatility & Brexit

Matthew Barrand Blog

Volatility is all part and parcel of investing in the stock market. 2018 saw the market experience lower volatility, as confidence grew, but in 2019, the bounce back in volatility was pronounced as unease over global events increased. To help navigate market volatility, it’s best to stick to your plan, diversify your holdings and very importantly, expect and accept volatility. …