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  • The best hotels to book for your spring getaway

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    In the depths of winter, it is easy to forget that the dark evenings will soon give way to the freshness and brightness of spring. Just as some hotels are best suited to warm summer days and others to cosy winter evenings, there are also hotels that are just right for the ‘season of flowers’. We have chosen the following hotels because they are all...
  • How can millennials get on the property ladder?

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    There’s been a lot of talk in the press recently about generational inequality, which has mostly been with good reason. Those currently in their twenties and thirties are earning far less than people the same age did 10 to 15 years ago. The 2008 recession has put the millennial cohort far behind in terms of earnings and wages. Wages have never full...
  • Things look set to change post-Brexit for those owning a property or living in Spain

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    While there has been much speculation in the media about the consequences of Brexit, most of this has been from a British perspective. This is to say it has mostly centered around how British legislation will change after Brexit. Frustratingly, the majority of this speculation has been followed by the conclusion: “no one really knows!” People inter...
  • What small businesses need to be aware of in order to avoid onerous tax bills.

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    Corporation tax isn’t just the premise of large companies. All UK companies face a 19% tax on profits for the year 2018, including ‘small profit’ companies which make £300,000 or less in annual profits. However, there are a few things that you can do to reduce your taxable profits if you’re a small business owner: Keep a clear record of your operat...
  • How will equity release affect my family?

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    The choice of whether or not to release equity from your home ultimately rests with you. However, the decision will have wide reaching consequences for your family. It’s sensible, before releasing equity, to see a financial adviser who will explain the ramifications.There are two main forms of equity release – lifetime mortgages and home reversion...
  • DEAL? NO DEAL? OR DELAY?

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    It is now just two months until the UK is – in theory – due to leave the European Union. In this special report we have tried to summarise the current position for you: what has happened, what might happen and – most crucially of all – what it might mean for your savings and investments. But first, a word of caution. The bulk of this report was wri...
  • Could your business be claiming more tax relief?

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    Whatever your business, you might be eligible to claim more tax incentives than you currently do. Sometimes tax incentives are available on things you might consider to be mundane in your business, so it would be wrong to assume that your business won’t qualify. Here is a list of the most common incentives you could be missing out on: Research and...
  • What do ESG and impact investing mean for investors?

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    Sustainable investing has grown rapidly over the last couple of decades. Investors are increasingly committed to the social and environmental impact of where they put their hard- earned money. Getting good financial returns and having a positive impact on the world are not mutually exclusive. Impact investing and ESG investments allow investors to...
  • Returnships: The hiring programmes helping mums return to work

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    For women returning to the job market after a long career break, getting back on track can seem daunting. Many are reduced to applying for graduate-level and admin work, far below their level of experience. They feel that their skills are outdated or they will have lost their touch. Others find that recruiters have a high level of bias against peop...
  • Post-GDPR: What you may have noticed

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    Since its introduction in May, the GDPR regulation has massively reduced the number of trackers that companies place on the internet and how our data is stored. After the flurry of emails we received in May, seemingly from every company we’ve ever had contact with, all seems to have gone silent. The reality, however, has been different. Behind the...