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What impact will the election period have on my pension and ISAs?

June 9, 2017
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The market reaction to Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election to take place on 8th June was, thankfully, relatively minor. After reaching a record high in March 2017, the FTSE 100 dropped by 3% following the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement last month. Compared […]

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What do the changes in business rates mean for you?

April 3, 2017
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One aspect of the Spring Budget which was welcomed by small businesses and pubs alike was the announcement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond that they will receive additional help with their business rates bills. All pubs whose rateable value is under £100,000 will receive a discount on […]

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What does the 25% charge on QROPS transfers mean for your dream to move abroad?

April 3, 2017
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In the Budget earlier this month, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a 25% charge for people moving their pension abroad. If you’re planning to spend your retirement somewhere warmer and sunnier than the UK then the news may have worried you somewhat – will it end up stalling […]

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Is the probate fee rise the ‘new inheritance tax’?

April 3, 2017
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When someone dies and leaves a will, an executor is usually appointed in the will to deal with the deceased person’s estate – their money, property and possessions. Before they’re able to do this however, the executor has to apply for a ‘grant of probate’. This means […]

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Will the first online-only savings bond mean savers will miss out?

April 3, 2017
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The new government-backed savings bond from National Savings & Investment (NS&I) is set to launch in April this year, offering what Chancellor Philip Hammond has described as a ‘market-leading’ interest rate of 2.2% over three years. The bond is also set to become […]

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What financial wellbeing means for your health

March 28, 2017
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The latest Financial Wellness Index has revealed that people with very little savings and those who are struggling to pay their bills are also those who are suffering from poor health. Conversely, those enjoying good health are more likely to experience a higher level of financial wellness. The […]

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March Market Commentary

March 3, 2017
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Introduction

Last month was the month when it was almost impossible to keep up with the stories coming out of the White House. Normally as I make notes for this commentary through the month I end up – Not surprisingly – with far more notes about the UK […]

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House prices to slump in 2017?

March 3, 2017
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Recent figures suggest that house prices are set to slow during 2017. Property prices grew by 5.7% in the year to the end of January, slower than the annual growth of 6.5% in the previous month.

In January, the average UK home was valued at £220 […]

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