A warm welcome to Phil Rogers

We would like to welcome Phil Rogers to Springfield who has joined us as a Consultant, Chartered Financial Planner. Phil started his career in retail banking in the late 1970’s. He progressed to holding managerial positions with a major Building Society before moving...

March 2014 Budget

The Chancellor’s March 2014 Budget has provided some key opportunities for financial planning. In summary, the changes (some of which are yet to be confirmed) have been as follows: Pensions The biggest changes have been in relation to pensions, with much greater...

Autumn Statement 2013

On Thursday 5 December 2013, the Chancellor presented his 2013 Autumn Statement. Below is a summary, highlighting some of the key points: Income Tax: Personal Allowance – From 6 April 2014, the income tax personal allowance will increase to £10,000. An increase...

Retirement Planning

Many people ask themselves ‘when can I retire?’ or ‘how can I plan for retirement?’ But there are lots of factors that affect your retirement decisions; Mortality and Health – According to research from the Office of National Statistics, in the 1960s...