Government reduces the penalty for Lifetime ISA withdrawals

29 May 2020

With thousands of workers on lower incomes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not surprising that many individuals need to dip into savings to support themselves. Unfortunately, those with money saved in a Lifetime ISA (LISA) face

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Payment of dividends during the Coronavirus outbreak

29 May 2020

There are strict rules governing the circumstances in which a company may pay a dividend to its shareholders, some of which could affect directors’ income. Companies must have sufficient distributable reserves to pay the dividend at the time it is

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Emergency cash fund – are you prepared?

27 May 2020

One unwelcome legacy of the pandemic crisis will be the huge amounts of money owed by the government, businesses and some households. It has been suggested that we might see a change in the nation’s financial mind-set, as people realise

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Is it safe to get back in the water?

22 May 2020

When we experience a major fall in financial markets, it is perfectly reasonable to wonder if this offers an attractive opportunity to place additional new capital.  However, it is worth remembering that just because a stock has fallen by 40%

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Financial education for all

19 May 2020

A focus on general wellbeing will be needed more than ever following the current situation we’re finding ourselves in with the coronavirus outbreak.  At the time of writing, the Prime Minister has started to lift some restrictions, with some of

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Important steps in preparation for retirement

19 May 2020

After years of working and saving you might just be starting to see retirement on the distant horizon.  Typically, people often believe they have lots of time to sort things out but often find that they have left things too

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Coronavirus and Investment team update – 5th May

7 May 2020

Please read our latest updates from our investment team whether you have a discretionary agreement with us or an advisory agreement.

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Why you need a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

7 May 2020

Following the recent coronavirus outbreak, many of us have needed to focus on areas of our lives that may not have been at the forefront of our minds a few weeks or months ago, and according to the Office of

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Pension Firms cut gender pay gaps

7 May 2020

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have suspended gender pay gap reporting regulations for this year, due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The decision announced on 24 March this year meant that there

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