Week in review – Friday 27th March 2015

Week in review - Friday 27th March 2015As the end of the tax year draws ever closer, it’s been a little quieter this week in terms of new content from the Informed Choice team.

Here is our week in review:


How to cover long term care fees

Following his comments in the Sunday Times last weekend (see below!), Martin wrote about changes to the funding of long term care.

Noflation arrives in the UK

The latest official price inflation figures show inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), now stands at…zero! We explain what this means for the economy, investment markets and your Financial Planning.


Podcast 16 – Noflation, Secret Inheritance & End of Tax Year Tips

Episode 16 of the Informed Choice Podcast went live this morning. We talk about ‘noflation’, answer a listener question about keeping his large inheritance a secret, and share some end of tax year planning tips.


Some financial relief in sight for those planning long-term care

Martin comments in the Sunday Times about reforms to long-term care funding and talks about the range of quotations for an immediate needs care annuity, based on his recent experience developing a care fees plan for a local client.

FCA’s skilled persons review not cost-effective

Martin comments for FT Adviser on data from City law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain suggesting the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) s166 reviews are not cost-effective, as only 2 per cent result in regulatory enforcement action.

My Business: Martin Bamford CFP

Financial Planner, the official magazine of the Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) feature a business profile about Martin.

£20m FSCS interim levy raises advisers’ hackles

Nick comments in FT Adviser about the recently invoiced Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) interim levy, which cost Informed Choice around £3,400 to compensate poor advice provided by others!

We’re all connected now

Writing for other advisers on the new Nucleus Illuminate website, Martin explains the marketing importance of blogs, podcasts and videos.


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