An Insight Into July 2020

To say that historians will not be short of material when it comes to writing about 2020 would be an understatement, and it is only August. In normal times, a combination of private space exploration, the annexation of Hong Kong and worldwide anti-racism protests would be considered remarkable. However, like many other events, these have […]

End Of The Tax Year Resources​

End Of The Tax Year Resources A Little Thought Goes A Long Way The countdown to the end of the tax year has begun, which means the deadline is approaching for some valuable ‘use or lose’ tax-planning opportunities.

Back to the future: Are you prepared for retirement?

Imagine you have a time machine. Now you can travel into the future and see yourself in 10, 20 or even 30 years’ time. What do you see? What is your health like? Do you have the same relationships? What are your circumstances? Where are you living? And what do you wish you had done […]

It isn’t just money that makes the world go round. It’s people

Some people think financial management is all about money. At Smith Eliot, we believe it’s also about people. People who care. That’s how we have built our business; on family values such as respect, honesty and trust. You see, we are not just some faceless, corporate finance company. We are a team of talented specialists, […]

Reading this now could save you a fortune in the future

Whether your retirement is still a distant dream, or just around the corner, it is never too early to start retirement planning – and never too late to review your arrangements. In changing times, it is important to review your pension benefits. If you have more than one pension pot, it is still possible to […]

Paying into a pension scheme? This could affect you

Do you earn more than £110,000 a year? If so, the new tapered annual allowance could restrict your pensions tax relief. It’s never been more important to get the right advice. The annual allowance is the maximum amount anyone can tax-efficiently save into a pension each year. For most working people it is currently £40,000. […]