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The Great Inheritance Tax Scandal?

We now have a Conservative Government that promised us – back in 2007 – a rise in the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold to £1m. But a decade later, are we getting that? 

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Why Some People Are Cashing in Their Final Salary Pensions before They Retire

In the world of pensions, final salary schemes are often viewed as superior to defined contribution schemes because they tend to offer a more lucrative pension income.

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How Employee Benefits Are Changing in 2017

Employee benefits, or benefits in kind, have traditionally been used to recruit the best people to your company and then provide the employee satisfaction to keep them there. 

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Smart Ways to Invest for Your Grandchildren

There are several ways to set aside money for your grandchildren for when they become independent. Setting up a child savings account, junior ISAs, premium bonds and even starting a junior stakeholder pension are all great ways to create a nest egg and security for their future. 

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2016 in Review and Predictions for 2017

Happy New Year everyone. gpfm’s Managing Directors Scott Atkinson and Simon Frost look back at an eventful 2016 (which saw the company beat their budget by around £100k) and share their predictions for 2017. 

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Different Ways to Invest in Property

Property is one of the most common forms of investment, along with bonds, shares and cash. With the UK market still suffering from a severe shortage in housing and a rising population, housing prices are set to follow suit.

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Our 2017 Financial Predictions

While at gpfm, we’re not qualified to make accounting recommendations, we can take what the news has to say and make some potentially helpful comments. The shocks of 2016 will start to have an impact in 2017 – but how?

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Women’s Risks in Life

The old saying “Life begins at 40” has always felt a bit hollow, but for anyone who needs evidence that getting older is bad for you, the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has some news. 

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Should You Top up Your State Pension?

This video features vlogger Pete as he talks about increasing your state pension and how to get a guaranteed extra income for life with a state pension. The deadline for decisions on this is April 2017. 

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The Autumn Statement

Here, we unpack the main points from the Autumn Statement. [View the story “The Autumn Statement ” on Storify]

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