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December 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: What Is Normal Anymore? More

November 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: Bring the Washing In Or Get The Sandbags Out? More

October 2015 

Andrew Merricks comments on: October, The Most Dangerous of Months More

September 2015

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Changes to Pension Input Periods More

September 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: Not Exactly Unexpected More

August 2015

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Annual Allowance Cut for High Earners More

August 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: Chinese Whispers (Loud Ones) More

July 2015

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: 2016 annual allowance cut for high earners – a window of opportunity for clients? More

July 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: Feeling Nervous More

June 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: What People Really Think More

May 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: So How Long Have You Got? More

April 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: And So It Begins More

March 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: A Bit of Breathing Space More

February 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: The UK Election Is A Worry More

January 2015

Andrew Merricks comments on: Some Simple Likes and Dislikes More

December 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: A Couple of Puzzles For Christmas Time More

November 2014

Technical Update from Karen McGrath: New Death Benefit Rules 2 More

November 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: Were The Ones That Were Right, Wrong? More

October 2014

Karen McGrath comments on: The Demise of the 55% Pension Death Tax More

October 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: A VERY Confusing Picture More

September 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: What's Normal More

August 2014

Technical Update: The Most Radical Changes To Pensions In Almost A Century More

August 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: Being Aware of Risk Does Not Mean Not Taking Any More

July 2014

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: NISAs Are Here! More

July 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: SMILE And I'll Do It More

June 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: No Mention Of The World Cup More

May 2014

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Flexible Drawdown Technical Update More

May 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: New Bubbles, Old Froth More

April 2014

Technical Update 2 from Mark Cardy: Pensions vs. ISAs More

April 2014

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: A Budget for Pensions and Savers More

April 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: Remaining Risk Aware More

March 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: Playing Chicken In Kiev More

February 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: A Wobble Or Something More Sinister? More

February 2014

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Auto enrolment - digging deeper More

January 2014

Andrew Merricks comments on: Looking Forward By Looking Back More

January 2014

Technical Update from  Graham Bruton: Ten Top Financial Planning Resolutions for the New Year More

December 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Lifetime Allowance reducing on 6th April 2014 – How will this affect you and your clients? More

December 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on: Dear Santa More

November 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on: Where Are The Investors Rushing To Get In? More

November 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Annual Allowance Tax Shocks More

October 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on What's Just Happened For The First Time In Ten Years? More

October 2013

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: Ten Financial Planning Ideas for Mitigating Inheritance Tax More

September 2013

Technical Update 2 from Graham Bruton: Fixed Protection 2014 - Available NOW! More

September 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on A Surprising Finding More

September 2013

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: Workplace Pensions Autoenrolment Guides & Management Committees More

August 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on Why Inflation Won't Return Soon In The UK  More

August 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Analysis of the single-tier pension plans - who will gain and who will lose out? More

July 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on It Was Never Going To Be Smooth More

July 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Tax relief for pension saving in the UK - would a flat rate work? More

July 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Workplace Pensions - Duty to Help Employees with Pension Retirement Options More

June 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on Correct, Blip Or The Beginning Of The End? More

May 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Workplace Pensions - Which staff do I need to provide for? More

May 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on The Euro Crisis: It's All About Cleaning Your Room And IceCream More

April 2013

Andrew Merricks comments on North Korea: The Computer Game Generation In Action More

April 2013

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: Auto-enrolment is IN.   Are you and your clients ready??  Skerritts are here to help More

March 2013

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: The Budget 2013 – some of the key financial planning points More

March 2013

Technical Update 4 from Mark Cardy:  Flat-Rate (Single-Tier) State Pension –Key Points More

March 2013

Italy – The Catalyst For A European Correction? We Think Not: More

March 2013

Technical Update from Karen McGrath: Keeping Mum More

March 2013

Technical Update  from Graham Bruton: Update for Accountants - Some Opportunities and Consequences from the Finance Bill 2013 More

February 2013

Andrew Merricks Comments on Brighttalk panel More

February 2013

Technical Update 2 from Mark Cardy: At Skerritt Consultants Ltd we often advise clients regarding how they can mitigate Inheritance Tax. More

February 2013

Markets Fall – Panic; Markets Rise – Panic: We’re a strange breed, humans.  More

February 2013

Technical Update from Graham Bruton:  Child Benefit Income Tax Charge More

January 2013

Technical Update 2 from Mark Cardy:  Higher Rate Tax Relief – have you claimed what you are entitled to? More

January 2013

How Did We Do In 2012?: When we take stock of how we did in 2012, it allows us a slight self-congratulatory bask in the knowledge that all of our tactical and benchmarked portfolios outperformed their targets over 12 months. More

December 2012

Technical Update from Mark Cardy:  EU Gender Directive – GAD rates and Income Drawdown More

December 2012

The US - The New Europe: It may bit a bit of an exaggeration to describe the United States as the new Europe, but there are similarities between the two in market terms as the run up to the Fiscal Cliff resolution (or non-resolution) picks up pace.  More

November 2012

Technical Update from Mark Cardy: 50% Tax - Plan Your Pension Contribution While You Can More

November 2012

As We Go Into The Last Quarter:  October is a notoriously dangerous month historically for markets, with more than one crash occurring around the same time as the clocks go back. More

October 2012

That's Europe Sorted. Now Then, What's Next? Well, OK, Europe might not exactly be sorted in the full meaning of the word, but a huge sigh of relief wafted across markets in mid-September when the ECB’s plans were passed as legal by the German court. More

September 2012

Technical Update 2 from Graham Bruton:   The EU Gender Directive and Insurance. More

September 2012

Technical Update 1 from Graham Bruton: Annuities Gender Pricing. More

September 2012

Can You All Just Stay On Holiday? : Have you noticed how the nine week rally that we’ve seen on the European stock markets has coincided with the main players being on holiday and a concerted lack of summits?  More

July 2012

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: The Six Principles for Good Workplace DC. More

July 2012

No One Said It Would Be Easy: Looking back, it seems laughable that we harboured hope and expectation that the EU leaders would come to some conclusion about their debt crisis even as far back as a year ago. More

June 2012

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: Auto Enrolment Update More

June  2012:

Europe Manages By Crisis: If anything has been demonstrated in recent years it is that  Europe manages itself by crisis. More

May 2012:

Technical Update from Graham Bruton: IHT Planning - Three Financial Planning Ideas  More

May 2012:

Wasn't Us Guv:  Bashing bankers is integrated into UK Society nowadays More

April 2012:

“Only The Fools Are Dancing, But the Bigger Fools Are Watching” More

March 2012:

Greek Fatigue? : After more than five months of negotiations the inevitable happened. More

February 2012:

Tiptoeing Through A Minefield: It really does feel like we’re tiptoeing through a minefield right now. More

January 2012:

Happy New Year?: 2012 seems to have been coming for ever. The year is etched in our minds from the countless references to it, as, of course, this is our Olympic year.  More

December 2011:

No such thing as risk free:  There’s real fear out there. As the Eurozone debt crisis appears to be entering some kind of final phase More

November 2011:

KICKING THE CAN ROUND THE M25: It’s hard to believe that after what appears to have been one of the most tumultuous financial periods in modern times [forget the “modern” – try “ever” :  Ed]   More

Technical Update from Graham Bruton Changes to Carry Forward Legistlation  More

October 2011

Would You Prefer Hanging Or Firing Squad? Whilst having a choice is nice, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the underlying problem is solved.  More

Technical Update from Graham Bruton Lifetime Allowance More

September 2011

It Feels Like There’s Something Out There: What have the Wall Street Crash of 1929, our own Black Monday in 1987, the ejection of Sterling from the Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992, the sub-prime crisis in 2007 and the Lehman Bros collapse in 2008 got in common? More

Technical Update from Graham  Bruton The National Employment Savings Trust More

August 2011

It won’t go away? If there’s one thing that is becoming abundantly clear it is this.  More

Technical Update from Graham Bruton  We note that the Finance Bill 2011 received Royal Assent on 19 July 2011 More

Technical Update from Graham Bruton I keep reading various articles reminding me that the 50% income tax rate is only likely to be a short term temporary measure. More

July 2011:

Greece: Sticking plaster or longer-term solution? Judging by TV pictures of increasingly large and hostile demonstrations in Athens. More  

June 2011:

Sell in May?: We’ve all heard of the old adage “Sell in May and go away, don’t come back ‘til St. Leger Day” More

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