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Pension Freedom – January 2015

There have been significant changes to pension legislation through the Finance Act 2014 and the Taxation of Pensions Act 2014.  Within this article we discuss the key changes and how they might impact on clients. Income limits being removed Income drawdown will be known as flexi-access drawdown...

Should we fear a “Grexit” – January 2015

On the face of it you would be forgiven for asking why so many column inches have been devoted to the result of an election in Greece, given as a country, it is effectively bankrupt and has been on the periphery of Europe for some...

Investment Matters – September 2014

Over the summer months many of you will have enjoyed your seasonal breaks safe in the knowledge that whilst the referendum issue has been in the background, the markets have remained fairly benign.  So with clients sunning themselves and markets behaving themselves, I have turned...

A New Team Member – September 2014

CDC Wealth Management is pleased to announce the arrival of a new recruit to our adviser team. Terry Calland joins us from Lloyds Private Banking where he was a Senior Private Banking Manager.  Terry has spent the vast majority of his working life at Lloyds in...

Scotland the Brave (?) – September 2014

So the answer to the most talked about question for the past year or more is known. The fact that the Scottish people elected to remain within the United Kingdom is probably not the eye-catching feature of yesterday’s referendum, but the margin of victory for...

Budget Update March 2014

George Osborne’s fifth budget focused on the ‘makers, doers and savers’ and was presented in the context of an improved economic picture, when compared to 2013. Whilst he was bound by borrowing targets, a ‘give-away’ budget was always unlikely, but despite this, the Chancellor did...

Additions to the team – March 2014

Our continued growth and the need to continually invest in future talent have combined to lead us to make three new appointments recently. Anne joins us following a long and distinguished career with Lloyds and our close connections with local universities led to us being...

Avoiding a Pension Pothole -October 2013

The following Article was published in Management Today on 4th October 2013 As this year’s party conference season has shown, taxes on the “wealthy” make great political box office. Both Labour and the Lib Dems want to introduce a 1% annual tax on homes worth over £2m....

National Press Coverage for CDC – July 2013

July saw a raft of press coverage for CDC, with Alister Gaines, Investment Director and Andrew Mann, Director of Strategy, both being widely quoted in print and online media with regards to the arrival Mark Carney as the Bank Of England Governor, stories relating to...

Workplace pensions and Auto-enrolment – June 2013

The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the obligations which will fall on employers in relation to setting up a pension scheme for workers and how CDC Wealth Management is able to support firms through the process. The issue of workplace pensions...