Monthly Market Commentary – July 2019

A look back at markets in July when shares made a modest advance and all eyes were on the Federal Reserve meeting at the end of the month.

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Planning for the cost of higher education

Latest stats on the cost of higher education and implications for planning.

An overview of the new residence nil rate band and its impact on planning

The RNRB, which is designed to protect the family home from inheritance tax (IHT), was £100,000 for deaths occurring in tax year 2016/17 and has been phased in gradually over four tax years at a rate of £25,000 per annum until it reached £175,000 in tax year 2020/21.

Tips For Effective Intergenerational Financial Planning

Traditionally parents would bequeath their assets to their surviving spouse and subsequently their children. But, as we live longer, there are increasing opportunities to use intergeneration financial planning which includes grandchildren and great grandchildren too.