Pension Transfer Gold Standard


Summer Statement 2020

Please click here to access our summary of the Chancellor's Summer Statement

The highlights of the Statement include:

  •  A £1,000 Job Retention Bonus
  •  A new Kickstart Scheme to encourage placements for trainees
  •  £2,000 payment for employers who hire new apprentices
  •  A temporary cut to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential property
  • A temporary cut in the rate of VAT for certain industries
  • An 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme offering 50% discounts when dining out during August

We hope you find it useful and interesting.

If you have any questions about the contents of this bulletin or how any aspects of your tax and financial planning may be affected by recent changes, please get in touch with us to discuss them.

The information regarding taxation is based on our understanding of law, HM Revenue & Customs practice and current legislation, which may be altered and depends on the individual financial circumstances of the investor. The value of investments may fall as well as rise.


As soon as we met Michael Gould of Highwood we felt confident that we could trust him as a financial adviser. He gives us sound advice; we receive excellent service from his team and we have been delighted with the performance of our portfolio. We have recommended Highwood to our family, friends and clients, all of whom are equally pleased.

Michelle and Jeremy Fisher

I would like to thank you and all of your colleagues for all of the help you have given me in sorting out my pension. As you are aware I was recommended to your company by a pension specialist who was aware of the professionalism that was given to other customers he had sent. I have to say he was correct and now I would recommend your company without any hesitation.

Once again many thanks and look forward to future and informative meetings.

Terry Reynolds