Logic Financial Services News

Life at Logic – here’s Vicki

It had been over a year now since I joined the team at Logic so I am no longer the newbie. Susi and I now have our own separate office and have a lot of laughs while working very hard. My Northern Irish accent is usually at the centre of most

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Summer round-up

Childcare, property news, waiting longer for the State pension, student debt, care worries, losing out by not seeking help, fixing mortgage repayments, charitable donations on the up, and we’re not living as long as we thought we might!

All here – and more – in our Summer news round-up.

 

Summer childcare costs rise
The

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Guy’s grapevine

Every year I go cycling for charity – various distances, different challenges, all great causes.

The other thing these events all have in common is the encouragement I get from the rest of the Logic team…like

should you really wear lycra at your age?“,

try and get through fewer Mars bars

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The dividend allowance cut – what’s the damage?

Dividend-One of the few surprises in the March Budget was the announcement of a cut to the dividend allowance to come in from 2018/19.  

The dividend allowance first saw the light of day in the post-election Budget of July 2015.

 

 

It was designed primarily to discourage self-employed business owners from using

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The rising dividend and the falling pound

Dividends vs falling poundRecently released figures show that UK dividends grew faster than inflation in 2016.

The number crunchers at Capita Asset Services, one of the UK’s main share registrars, have been working out how much was paid out in dividends by UK listed companies in 2016.

 

The number they have

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U-Turn (if you want to)

U turn on self employed NICs

 

Just days after his (one & only) Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced that he would not after all go ahead with his proposal to increase the National Insurance Contribution rates for self-employed people.

During the Budget on 8 March 2017, he had announced that Class 4 NIC

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