Ian Lowes joined Lowes in 1988 and has been the Managing Director since 2002 after taking over from his father, Ken Lowes, who established the firm in 1971. Ian is a Chartered Financial Planner and is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, the highest accolade granted by the CII. Ian looks after a select number of clients, with the majority of his time spent on maintaining and building the business. He also makes use of his knowledge and experience by regularly assisting both clients and the media with many of the more technical issues of financial planning.
Obviously the pandemic is still having an impact on every part of life. In terms of processing, we are having to allow more time because we are working from home – this includes providers and platforms – not just us. It was anticipated that there would be a significant hike [in the Budget] in capital gains tax but that hasn’t occurred, and there was no change in the pension tax relief either.