Research carried out by the savings and investment (http://www.standardlife.co.uk/
Julie Hutchison, head of international technical insight at Standard Life (http://www.standardlife.co.uk/
"The Budget is on 21 March and undoubtedly there will be further changes made, which will impact advisers' clients. And the fact the Office of Tax Simplification is continuing to delve into the UK's tax system shows further changes are on their way. This means advisers must keep a close eye on any changes and understand how they could impact their clients. Highlighting their knowledge and insight to their clients could be significant in this important year of change in the industry."
In order to assist financial advisers, Standard Life is launching a new tax planning hub (http://www.adviserzone.com/
Julie Hutchison said: "In addition to useful case studies and technical briefings, the site will be updated as we move through the tax year end period, with a close eye on the Budget. This will ensure advisers have a rich source of content to help them guide their clients through the tax world."
To view the new tax hub, please visit: www.adviserzone.com/
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Notes to editors:
*The term affluent was up to the individual adviser to interpret for their own client base, therefore there is no definitive value associated with it.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 213 IFAs. Fieldwork was undertaken between 3-13 January 2012. The survey was carried out online.
About Standard Life:
Standard Life is a long term savings and investments company headquartered in Edinburgh and operating internationally. Established in 1825, Standard Life offers annuities, savings and investment products, such as pensions (http://www.standardlife.co.uk/
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