ISA Allowance 2020/2021

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) offer the opportunity to invest up to £20,000 annually.  ISAs are a tax-efficient way of investing, with no liability to either Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax on the invested funds. Unlike pension allowances, the ISA allowance cannot be reclaimed from previous years.  Therefore, if you are intending to utilise this

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The Stealth Tax Trap

The bill for COVID is coming, make no mistake about it. Yet, in a clever game of political smoke and mirrors, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak served up some hope in the Budget, freezing personal and corporation tax bands rather than increasing tax rates as originally mooted. All seems to be well until you

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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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We are hiring…

We are delighted to say that, due to our continued expansion, we are looking to recruit four additional team members – two Client Managers (what other people call Paraplanners) and two Trainee Client Managers to join our dynamic and forward-thinking team. We have ambitious plans, and these can only be achieved by recruiting the right

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What do I need my business to be worth?

Business owners spend years, sometimes decades, building their business.  Yet when it comes to selling their business, many often do it without any real thought about what they really need and the effect upon them and their family. The day-to-day pressures of running a business often means that personal financial planning drops to the bottom

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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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Financial planning in your 30’s

By the time you get to your 30’s, you are probably starting to realise where your career is going, and how things are going to pan out from a financial point of view.  It’s a time where your parent’s words that you would never have as much money as you had in your 20’s suddenly has

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