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Inflation

Consumer Price Index (CPI) The annual inflation rate in the United Kingdom fell to 1.8 percent in January 2019 from 2.1 percent in the previous month and below market expectations of 1.9 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since January 2017, mostly due to a slowdown in cost of electricity, gas and other fuels. Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom averaged 2.58 percent from 1989 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 8.50 percent in April of 1991 and a record low of -0.10 percent in April of 2015

Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom is expected to be 1.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, they estimate Inflation Rate in the United Kingdom to stand at 2.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 2.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.
What is the Consumer Price Index (CPI) The CPI is a measure of consume…

Trustee Act 2000 – The Investment Policy Statement

What are Trusts for Trusts are set up for a number of reasons, including:

to control and protect family assetswhen someone’s too young to handle their affairswhen someone cannot handle their affairs because they’re incapacitatedto pass on assets while you’re still aliveto pass on assets when you die (a ‘will trust’)under the rules of inheritance if someone dies without a will (in England and Wales)
The main types of trust are:bare trustsinterest in possession trustsdiscretionary trustsaccumulation trustsmixed trustssettlor-interested trustsnon-resident trusts What is an Investment Policy StatementA requirement of The Trustee Act 2000 is that an Investment Policy Statement should be prepared for all trusts. This should have had a major impact on all those involved with the drafting or advisory work on trusts, particularly Trustees.Although the Trustee Act states that the investment policy statement should be prepared by the Trustees, in practice most trustees would struggle to produce …

Your Personal Finance Portal

If you have not registered for your Personal Finance Portal or do not know how to use it, please contact us immediately. To access the Portal simply visit our website.

For security reasons we would expect all clients to communicate with us through your Personal Finance Portal. We will now only ever send secure/sensitive information this way for example documents such as Financial Planning Reports, Annual Review Reports and Tax Reports.

Your Portal provides real-time valuations to your pension/investment plans and allows you to manually update your Bank Accounts/Deposits or NS&I plans. Another great feature is the ability for you to upload your documents to the portal and share them with us, which will automatically update our back-office systems. This is useful at review when we need HMRC correspondence, P60s, payslips, income/expenditure/assets/liabilities spreadsheets or other personal data.

Allen Tomas & Co Retirement and Later Life Events

Later this year Allen Tomas & Co will be hosting retirement and later life planning events at the recently completed Dersingham Village Centre. The purpose of these organised events is to improve the understanding in these complex financial areas and to help signpost the individual or business to the appropriate professional service.

The day will be at our expense and consist of presentations, food, drink and question & answer sessions. We strongly recommend you book your place once we confirm the dates through our newsletter, website/blog and journals.