State pension to rise in April 2021

28 Jan 2021

The state pension will increase by 2.5 per cent in April 2021, giving some retirees an additional £228.80 a year. Each year the state pension increases either in line with earnings, the consumer price index (CPI) or 2.5 per cent

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Will workplace pensions be affected by the UK – EU trade deal?

28 Jan 2021

Under the terms of the Brexit Withdrawal agreement and the new EU trade deal, how certain financial assets can be managed and accessed in the UK and abroad has changed. While it is not yet entirely clear how this may

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House price growth hits six-year high at the end of 2020

28 Jan 2021

UK house price growth hit a six-year high at the end of the last year, as the Chancellor’s COVID-related stamp duty holiday pushes prices up. Nationwide recently published its latest house price index, which showed that annual house price growth

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Tax returns and ongoing business aid – what you need to know

22 Jan 2021

The tax return deadline for filing your online Self-Assessment for the tax year ending 5th April 2020 is midnight on 31st January 2021. This applies to the self-employed, business owners and for any other situations where tax returns would be

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Many financial firms are found to be at risk due to the pandemic

15 Jan 2021

Following a recent survey carried out by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) to ascertain how Covid-19 has impacted the financial resilience within the industry, it has sadly discovered that up to 4000 solo-regulated firms (those only regulated by the FCA)

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Financial New Year Resolutions: Better Financial Health

8 Jan 2021

Let us commence, with two spectacularly appropriate quotes in these unprecedented times, beginning with the elegance of T.S Eliot, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice”; coupled with “An optimist stays

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Lockdown number 3, but it’s business as usual…

8 Jan 2021

Whilst we were still wishing friends and colleagues Happy New Year, last Monday England once again plunged into another lockdown.  Although for many of us, it didn’t come as a huge surprise, at least this time round there is some

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