Tax Posts

Get more from financial advice: 11 questions to ask

What to ask your financial advisor generally isn’t something learnt in school – it’s learnt through experience. However, you’ll want to ensure that when you do seek financial advice, you’re getting the most from it.

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June Market Update

The latest media obsession is the return of inflation in the US. Here in the UK, inflation has just breached the Bank of England’s target for the first time in two years.

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How to Grow a Contingency Fund

In life, it is always best to expect the unexpected, even though it is sometimes an uncomfortable thing to have to do.

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Coping with Financial Stress

Most people are likely to encounter some form of financial stress in their lifetime. The causes of financial stress, as well as the effects, fill a broad spectrum.

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5 Things to Consider Before Becoming Self-Employed

The gig economy is on the rise*, meaning more and more people are choosing to become self-employed, whether for the flexibility or out of necessity as traditional job roles dwindle and morph.

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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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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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What Does Being a Trustee Mean? 

 Perhaps you have been asked to be a trustee or maybe you are considering setting up a trust yourself – in either case, there are a few things you should know before deciding. We have put together a handy guide to cover the basics. 

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Independent Review Calls for Inheritance Tax Revision

Inheritance Tax (or IHT) is the tax owed on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of a person who has died. You can find out more about who needs to pay this tax and how much it is here* but one of the most important facts about IHT is the seven-year rule.

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