NHS Staff

One Day A Week dedicated to NHS Staff for a 15 minute Zoom Call At Our Cost Our amazing NHS workers are facing an extremely challenging and daunting future. They are essentially putting their lives on the line for us. Day in. Day out. On top of the worries of the coronavirus pandemic, we have…

Your Covid-19 Government Support Scheme Guide

Bentley IFA has been reviewing the various support schemes offered by the government. Please find below the updated government matrix, which includes details for rules on supporting the self-employed.   Individuals / Employees Self-Employed Individuals* Businesses / Employers*  Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline –  Webchat – Speak to an adviser – for problems paying taxes due to coronavirus (COVID-19),…

Impact of the Coronavirus

Is the impact of the Wuhan Coronavirus being offset by better news elsewhere? Comparing the current Coronavirus with previous endemics is likely to be misleading, as they differ in terms of the speed with which they spread, and the ratio of fatalities to the total number of people infected. Alarmingly, more people have been diagnosed with…

Employers are reviewing pension arrangements

  Master trusts could lead to poorer retirement outcomes than group personal pensions, as these schemes don’t allow for adviser charging, Royal London has claimed. In its 24-page policy paper Group Personal Pension or Master Trust? – A guide for employers published last week (April 25), Royal London stated if employees are enrolled into a master trust they…

Managing your tax affairs in 2018/19

Now is the perfect time get a head start on your tax planning resolutions to enhance your own, your family’s or your company’s tax-efficient plans for the future. We have set out some tax tips and actions that may be appropriate to certain taxpayers. It is important to ensure that, if you have not done…

Update on NHS pension schemes

New Bentley IFA recruit Charlie

Bentley Independent Financial Advisers is delighted to announce that Charlie Lenton, a Chartered Financial Planner has joined the company. She specialises in NHS pensions and below is her first blog for the company.   The NHS pension scheme has made a change to the scheme rules to permit voluntary scheme pays. A pension scheme must…