Rishi Sunak – Spring Statement

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his Spring Statement.  Whilst this was originally not intended to be a fiscal event, there were a number of tax announcements.  In addition, the Chancellor published a “Tax Plan” for the remainder of the Parliament with a warning that the invasion of Ukraine “presents a risk to our recovery”.

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Buying into the Cryptocurrency fantasy

Everyone has been talking about it. Cryptocurrency. It has gone mad!  Just over a year ago, one Bitcoin was worth just over $10,000.  Since then, it has peaked at over $60,000, dropped to nearly $30,000, and, this week, reached a new peak of over $66,000. You can easily be forgiven for feeling like you have

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Are get rich schemes worth the risk?

There are many reasons to look at so-called “get rich schemes” during the current climate.  We are only just coming out of a national lockdown and the future of the UK economy looks bleak with short-term inflation and recession fears to name but a few.  Many people have had more time on their hands, and

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Cashflow Forecasting – Better than a Crystal Ball

A client once remarked that it would be good if we had a crystal ball for their finances.  A good point well made, so we went and bought one from Amazon, which still sits on a windowsill in the office.  It looks good but has never proved to be entirely reliable. Cashflow forecasting, on the

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Divorce and Collabortive law

The pandemic has been a very difficult time for everyone, and one of the fallouts is going to be an increased divorce rate as many people re-evaluate their lives.  Even Bill Gates, once the world’s richest man, said that he and his wife Melinda were not going to be able to grow old together.  Indeed,

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Lasting Power of Attorneys

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allow you to appoint an individual to act as your legal representative in the event of declining mental health or injury. Whilst LPAs are vitally important documents and critical to your financial planning, it is estimated that less than 1% of the British public have one.  In contrast, 40% of

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Business Exit Strategy – What’s Your’s?

An exit strategy is something that every owner of a small business looks for.  Even a one-person business still needs an exit strategy. The main questions that need to be answered are; how are you going to get your money out of the business and how much money are you going to get? Having an

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What motivates a successful entrepreneur?

Entrepreneur noun 1. a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. As George W Bush once allegedly said when discussing the decline of the French economy. “The problem with the French is that they don’t have a word for entrepreneur.” No one gets to the

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How much do I need for a comfortable retirement?

On average, in retirement, most households spend around £2,110 per month.  Many people overestimate how much they will need in retirement by assuming they will spend the same as they currently earn. This is because they fail to appreciate the reduction in expenses that comes as you get older.  The mortgage is often nearly paid,

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