Blog Posts

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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Why You Should Always Choose Chartered

We are extremely proud of our Chartered Financial Planners status. Chartered status is granted by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the professional body for insurance and financial services, as an objective mark of professional standing among all professions. 

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Shared Home Ownership Rules

With prices of houses and flats continuing to rise year on year, shared ownership has become a more appealing option for many people who cannot get on the housing ladder. The basic idea is that people on low or average incomes can buy a stake in their home, rather than the entire cost.

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How to Sell Your Business

People sell their businesses for all sorts of reasons, whether they are planning to move on to other opportunities or simply want to retire. But motivation and opportunity are very different things when it comes to selling a business.

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The Hertfordshire Business Growth Services You Need to Know About

At gpfm, a large part of our work is advising business owners – new and existing – on how they can develop their own companies in meaningful ways, such as choosing which workplace pensions to offer to their employees and running employee benefit schemes that will improve the happiness of their team and improve retention.

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The Fastest Growing Industries of 2016

The UK economy is fundamentally strong. On the financial front, savers have had a statistically tougher year as the UK interest rate has declined to 0.25 per cent. That said, it has been a productive year for those looking to build careers in exciting new sectors.

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What Does Being a LTD Company Mean?

Forming a limited company is easy enough: it can actually be done in less than five minutes. What takes much more time, though, is thinking through whether becoming a limited company is right for your business.

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