2016 has been an eventful year for investments with the FTSE recently closing above 7000, just missing out on an all time high. Sarah is taking a look back at 2016 and what investments succeeded and which ones didn't. To look back with Sarah, she is joined by, Jeremy Leaf, from Jeremy Leaf and Co estate agents, Justin Urquhart-Stewart, one of the founders of seven Investment Management, John Mulligan director of market and member relations at the World Gold Council and Claire Walsh, head of advice at Unbiased.
Jeremy Leaf, Justin Urquhart-Stewart, John Mulligan, Claire Walsh
It is reported that two million people currently own shares in their employer due to employee share ownership schemes, but what does this actually mean? To find out Sarah is joined by Malcolm Hurlston, chairman of the Employee Share Ownership Center and by Debbie Lovewell-Tuck from the Employee Benefits magazine.
After last week’s EU Referendum result we're told that for long term investors you should sit tight. But it's also true that you shouldn't just ignore your investments and a regular financial review can keep you on track. Sarah Pennells shares some tips on how to review your finances, especially during this economically tumultuous period. Stephen Chilcott, from Addidi Wealth, debates whether it is a good time to have a financial review; while Gemma Godfrey, from Moo.la, looks at rebalancing investments. Rodney Hobson, author, broadcaster and financial writer, looks at the current stock market trends.
Sarah Pennells conducts an hour-long special programme on Brexit and the long term consequences that are much harder to predict. Rodney Hobson, Author of 'Shares Made Simple', Broadcaster and Financial Writer, and Justin Urquhart Stewart, Co-Founder of Seven Investment Management, look at the how the markets reacted in the immediate aftermath of Thursday's results. Employment lawyers Gillian Howard and Melanie Stancliffe, from Irwin Mitchell, look at how workplace rights will be affected; while Poppy Trowbridge, Consumer Affairs Correspondent for Sky News, and Mark Weedon, from Property Partner, look at the consumer aspects of Brexit. Jennie Kreser, Partner in Pensions Law at Silverman Sherliker, focuses on pensions and whether they will change.
If you're self-employed and need to set up a pension, where do you start? Sarah Pennells looks at a recent report published by Royal London with former Pensions Minister Steve Webb, currently Director of Policy at pensions and life insurance provider Royal London. Paul Allington founder and head of The Code Guy, gives his own account of setting up his pension, while Claire Walsh, Chartered Financial Planner and Head of Advice at Unbiased, gives advice on how to set up a pension plan. Sarah discusses whether the new Lifetime ISA can also help people set their pension.
After new changes were announced in the new financial year, Sarah Pennells and her guests will be looking at the new lifetime ISAs and how savings are being taxed. Anna Bowes, from Savings Champion, Trystan Lewis, from Griffin Wealth, and Anna Sofat, from Addidi Wealth shed light onto this issue that will affect thousands of women living in the UK.
Sarah discusses Free Wills Month, a time where charities offer members of the public over the age of 55 an opportunity to have their will written for free by a participating solicitor. This initiative allows people to make a will in an easy and quick way, without the difficult decisions and legal complications. Sarah talks to Lee Dowling, from EA law Solicitors, Richard Millar from Free Wills Month organisation and John Bunker, from Thomas Eggar solicitors, on how this can benefit the public and whether there are any hidden costs to look out for.
Sarah Pennells and her guests Chris Deams, from Cervello Financial Planning, Anita Monteith from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and Rachel Springall from MoneyFacts, discuss changes in taxes to savings, ISAs and dividends. With some major tax changes taking place on the 6th April this year, how will this affect companies or those who are self-employed?
Sarah Pennells is joined by four money experts from Equiniti, WEALTH at work, Money Advice Service and Aurora Financial Solutions, to talk about employee share schemes They discuss what they are, how exactly they work and who can benefit from them on Your Money, Your Future.
Phil Ainsley, Jonathan Watts-Lay, Andrew Johnson, Daren O'Brien
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Tony Stenning from BlackRock and Cleona Lira from 2Plan Wealth Management and on the phone by Jackie Hall from Baker Tilly to discuss tax, dividends and how to get an income from shares now that the tax on dividends has changed in the 2015 budget.