Blog Posts

How to Avoid Falling into the IHT Trap

There were changes to the Inheritance Tax nil-rate band in April 2017, but what are the changes, and what do they mean for consumers? 

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Almost Half of Total Passed-down Assets Taxed

Recent figures released from HM Revenues & Customs show that £5.8bn of the £11.7bn in assets passed down last year were subject to Inheritance Tax (IHT).

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General Election: The Results & What They Mean For Your Money

The result of the recent general election was a surprise for every pundit, politician and member of the public. At gpfm we need to keep abreast of political developments to ensure we give our clients the best advice.  

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How to Leave the Maximum Amount to Your Children

Inheritance is an important part of the financial planning process for any parent. In the ramp-up to June’s General Election, the Conservative Party had been in the news because of their proposal to fund social care with a tax on private assets over the value of £100,000. 

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How to Save for Your Kids’ School Fees

Sending your children to private school is becoming more and more expensive – so how do you plan your budget to meet this growing cost?

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How to Make a Nest Egg Child’s Play

Their first car, a deposit on a house, university fees, a dream wedding… there are plenty of things that mean your children will need a nest egg. Tuition fees alone cost £27,750 for a three-year degree, plus living expenses.

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The Financial Life Milestones Parents Need to Consider

According to a report in the Guardian, it’s estimated to cost a total of £231,843 to raise a child born in 2016 up to the age of 21. Whether you’re a new parent or have children of adult ages, you will want to give them a financial helping hand for life’s big moments.

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Will New Government Proposals to Final Salary Pensions Hurt Savers?

People relying on a Final Salary pension are at risk of losing out on thousands of pounds due to new government proposals created to ease the pressure on employers. 

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Infographic: How Will Brexit Impact Your Finances in Hertfordshire?

With the result of the General Election, the kind of Brexit on offer to the British people is up for grabs. Whatever happens will have an impact on policy impacting the public’s private finances, so here’s what Brexit might mean for the people of Hertfordshire. 

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Seminar – 9 May: Final Salary Schemes – to transfer or not to transfer?

When you combine the newly implemented pension freedoms with the fact that people are living longer lives and the traditional family unit is becoming less common, it’s clear why many are less certain about the route they should take with their pension. 

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