Comments, News and features from the team at Chiltern Consultancy


Snow joke on a Monday

Posted by siteadmin on Monday 11th of December 2017

15+cm of snow met Chiltern employees able to make it into the Offices in Stokenchurch on Monday morning.
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Chiltern now on Twitter

Posted by siteadmin on Thursday 7th of December 2017

Chiltern now have a presence on Twitter, you can follow us @ChilternIFAs for all the latest news, views and comments from our team of expert advisers

Check out our latest tweet on Auto Enrolment

Guide to Creating Wealth for Children

Posted by siteadmin on Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Nurturing the future – investments to provide a flying start in life Whether you’re a relative, parent, grandparent or a friend, investing for a child’s future is one of the most important things you can do. For any investor, time is a powerful ally – so where you are investing on behalf of children, you start with a great advantage.

To find out more simply download our informative guide below




Money Matters December

Posted by siteadmin on Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Welcome to the final issue for 2017, featuring news, opinion, insights and analysis to help you navigate the complexities of today’s financial world. Inside this issue, we talk about estate planning, which is an extremely emotional subject as people generally don’t like talking about money or death. On page 10, we comment on new research that shows some people would like to talk about this subject but haven’t found the right time or just don’t know where to start. This is worrying considering Inheritance Tax receipts increased by 22.9% in th...

Autumn Budget Summary "Investments"

Posted by centro on Wednesday 29th of November 2017


Individual Savings Account (ISA) annual subscription limits – The ISA annual subscription limit for 2018/19 will remain unchanged at £20,000. The annual subscription limit for Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds for 2018/19 will be uprated in line with CPI to £4,260. 

Save As You Earn scheme – Employees on maternity and parental leave will be able to take up to a 12 month pause from saving into their Save As You Earn employee share scheme, increased from 6 months currently. The change will take effect from 6 April 2018.

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Autumn Budget Summary "Stamp Duty"

Posted by centro on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017

As expected with Brexit looming, Philip Hammond delivered a fairly non-descript Budget with only one or two small surprises. The highlights of most relevance to those in the financial planning industry are detailed below.

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Stamp duty has been abolished on homes under £300,000 for first-time buyers and they will not pay stamp duty on the first £300,000 for homes worth between £300,000 and £500,000.  They will pay the normal rates of stamp duty on the price above that. This will save £1,660‎ on the aver...

Chiltern support Children In Need Appeal

Posted by centro on Wednesday 29th of November 2017

Chiltern Consultancy recently took part in the Children In Need Appeal at the prestigious Oxfordshire Golf Club
Over £7k was raised on the day, a fantastic effort by everyone