If your company's year end is 31 December, now is the time to focus on tax planning.
The first Budget after an election is usually the most taxing. George Osborne did not stray from tradition.
The March 2010 Budget contained little to frighten the voters. The June Budget could well be rather different.
Many people yearn to retire early, well before their 60s if possible. The trouble is that this is hard to achieve without careful preparation; relatively few people achieve a comfortable early retirement, and it may even be getting harder.
There are now two really tax efficient ways to give grandchildren or other young relatives a valuable nest-egg for the future.
With the tax year end and the Budget behind us, you might think that the financial planning season is now closed until next March. If you do, think again.