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Opus Gold – April News

The links contained within this bulletin will mean you will be departing from the regulatory site of Opus Gold. Opus Gold is not responsible for the accuracy of the information contained within the linked site   TAX-FREE CHILDCARE  The planned abolition of the childcare vouchers scheme for new claimants has been deferred for 6 months. […]

Financial Crime Awareness

Welcome to the latest edition of our Financial Crime Awareness Bulletin.  This bulletin considers recent developments and trends in the Financial Crime sector and is designed to bring them to your attention.  It is intended to draw your attention to key topics affecting the industry, highlight important issues and changes to legislation and re-emphasise the […]

AUTUMN BUDGET 2017 – PLANNING FOR SHAREHOLDER DIRECTORS?

While there were no surprise announcements affecting shareholder directors there may be an opportunity to consider some planning options.  The Autumn Budget did not involve any surprise announcements affecting shareholder directors. Nevertheless, this may be a good time to consider some planning options as we discuss below. Leaving funds in the business For those business […]

Opus Gold December News

Something for the Younger Voters Having been rebuffed by younger voters in the June general election, the Government is understandably concerned to be seen to be addressing their needs, and this was reflected in the Chancellor’s November Budget announcements. Of particular concern has been the difficulty young people are experiencing in getting onto the housing […]

NS&I puts fixed term Bonds back on sale

NS&I puts fixed term Bonds back on sale NS&I has reintroduced 1-year and 3-year Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds to general sale. Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds have not been on general sale since 2009 but both 1 and 3-year Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds will now be available […]

Opus Gold November News

Automating tax returns HM Revenue & Customs is launching a new simplified system for calculating tax bills, which will result in thousands of taxpayers being relieved of the chore of filling out tax returns. Taxpayers affected by the change will receive letters saying that in future their tax assessments will be based on information already […]

Financial Crime Awareness

Introduction Welcome to the latest edition of our Financial Crime Awareness Bulletin.  This bulletin considers recent developments and trends in the Financial Crime sector and is designed to bring them to your attention. It is intended to draw your attention to key topics affecting the industry, highlight important issues and changes to legislation and re-emphasise […]

Opus Gold June News

Warning on care home financial sales  There are no rules preventing people selling financial products to vulnerable people in care homes, says the Sunday Times. It reported a Financial Ombudsman decision involving an elderly person in a care home who was showing signs of dementia. A relative was in the process of obtaining Power of […]

Opus Gold May News

How good is LISA?  How does the Lifetime ISA, the savings scheme launched in April 2017, compare with other saving options? asks the Herald. Despite the possible merits of a government subsidy of 25 per cent on the annual maximum of £4,000 for those aged under 40, many experts caution that LISA is not as […]

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