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Gumball 3000 20th Anniversary Rally from London to Tokyo

Insuring the Gumball 3000 Rally As the official insurance partner for the annual Gumball 3000 rally, PK Partnership have just returned from Japan celebrating their 20th event. This year’s rally started in London’s Covent Garden with thousands of spectators turning out to see the cars leave and spot some faces attending the rally such as [...]

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Scams and Cold Calling: Pensions

Be wary of cold-callers who offer a ‘free’ pension review — it could cost you more than you think. There has been an increase in the number of cold calls since pension freedoms were introduced in 2015, including from fraudsters trying to persuade people to move their pension into unregulated investments. The government has proposed [...]

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Stuck in Frozen Tax Thresholds?

The value of key tax thresholds is being eroded, as elements of the income tax system lag behind inflation. The erosion in the values of tax thresholds is known as ‘fiscal drag’, and is a highly-effective form of stealth tax used by Chancellors from successive governments. Fiscal drag is the result of not adjusting tax [...]

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Congratulations to Fabio Carta who has successfully gained his Certificate in Insurance

We are delighted that our newest recruit, Broker Support Handler Fabio Carta has passed his Certificate in Insurance professional examinations and is now progressing towards a Diploma in Insurance. The certificate in insurance is a core qualification for insurance staff working across all sectors of the industry which develops core knowledge providing a grounding of [...]

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A new era for VCTs and EIS

There has been a major overhaul of venture capital trusts (VCTs) and enterprise investment schemes (EISs). The changes come as a response to a government consultation paper last summer which looked at patient capital”. This was defined by the Treasury as “long-term investment in innovative firms led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build large-scale [...]

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Which ISA is right for you?

You can invest up to £20,000 in the 2018/19 tax year under your main ISA allowance, using a mixof different types. Each has its own terms and conditions including limits, investment vehicles and access rules. Regular ISAs The original ISA is a tax wrapper, through which you can invest in cash, funds, individual stocks and [...]

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The pros and cons of joint finances

Many couples in long-term relationships maintain independent finances, but typically also operate one or more joint accounts to cover day-to-day bills or for savings. There are a number of benefits and risks to managing money together. On the simplest level, a joint account can help couples keep track of their finances and ensure costs are [...]

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We’re excited for Gumball 3000 Riga to Mykonos

PK Partnership are excited to be heading off to Riga later this week and look forward to meeting Gumball teams at the Drivers Registration on Saturday. We are team 106 on the grid and will be piloting a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S. It has been a busy month for us talking to many Gumballers about [...]

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Life Assurance Cover

  Funding a potential Inheritance Tax liability After taking the appropriate steps to put in place an Inheritance Tax planning strategy, if there is still the potential likelihood of a liability on your estate, or if you have made gifts which have created a potential liability for the recipients if you die within seven years, [...]

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In Focus Spring 2017

The latest version of In Focus is out including your year end checklist. PKPartnership_InFocusSpring2017

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