Blog Posts

Why do charities invest?

The success of charities rides on a number of key factors. The goodwill of donors, hours of hard work contributed by volunteers and diligent management all play a huge role in ensuring a charity can effectively achieve its goals. However, as a donor, you want to know that your contributions are being put to good use. Similarly, as a trustee, you want to ensure that you are making the most of your charity’s funds. 

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A Short Guide to ISAs

Whether you’re getting a foot on the property ladder, or saving for retirement, ISAs or ‘Individual Savings Accounts’ can be a tax-efficient way of setting aside money for the future. As it stands in 2020, you are currently allowed to place up to £20,000 across different ISAs each tax year.

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Helping Your Employees Work from Home This Winter

For many, working from home has been a welcome change, helping to redress the work/life balance and eliminating long commutes and rigid working hours. However, there are downsides. The shutting of offices may cause employees to feel disconnected while the lack of a definite cut-off point may cause work to bleed into leisure time.   

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What does Brexit mean for my Finances?

As the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit becomes greater, with a last push for the EU and UK to reach a post-Brexit trade deal before 31st of December, there are certain predictions that can be made about the effect this outcome may have.

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2020 Market Review

Back in January, Covid-19 was a regional virus, and few predicted that it would be the cause of an unprecedented and extremely challenging 2020 for people, businesses and economies. The crisis has also been a tumultuous experience for investors as it forced the global economy into its deepest recession in peace time. The scale of […]

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A Guide to Zoom Meeting Best Practice

In these times of social distancing, we have all become familiar with video calls in some capacity. Whether we have been using FaceTime to connect with friends and family or Zoom to conduct business meetings and medical appointments, we have all had to adjust to communicating via a screen.

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Could Redundancy Mean Taking Early Retirement?

Along with furlough schemes and business bailouts, redundancy has been a very real part of 2020. Redundancy carries with it a certain set of rules, including redundancy pay for anyone who has been at their job for two years or more. This is usually:

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Moving Abroad: A Financial Checklist

Since the EU referendum, emigration from the UK has been steadily increasing, reaching a ten-year high last year.

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Why Talking About Money Matters

This week is national Talk Money Week, an opportunity to have open, honest conversations about money with the people you care about. According to the campaign, 9 in 10 adults in the UK don’t feel comfortable talking about money, despite events like the coronavirus pandemic making these conversations all the more important.

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New National Lockdown: How will the Furlough scheme change?

The introduction of new UK lockdown measures on November 5 herald yet another period of uncertainty for employers and employees nationwide.

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