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by Alexander Beard, on Jun 10, 2019 6:20:43 AM

Benjamin Franklin famously said, ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes’. And if your estate is valued at over £325,000, everything above this …

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Topics:Inheritance TaxTaxTips

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 10, 2019 6:18:24 AM

If we asked you what UK business owners’ number one concern is, we’d expect you to say Brexit. With its tight grip on the nation’s political concerns and domination of …

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Topics:BrexitBusinessUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 28, 2019 4:48:15 AM

Picking up a cup of joe from your favourite coffee shop can be a great way to start the day, but if you’re spending £2.50 a day, five days a …

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Topics:ISASavingsUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 28, 2019 4:42:22 AM

The Self Assessment season can be a stressful time. Thankfully, it’s over now – at least for those of you who made the deadline… Hopefully you managed to make the …

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Topics:Financial PlanninghmrcTax

by Alexander Beard, on May 21, 2019 5:23:07 AM

There are so many factors for a parent to consider in doing their best to make sure their children are prepared for the world when they reach adulthood. A lot …

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Topics:ISASavings

by Alexander Beard, on May 21, 2019 5:20:20 AM

The cruise market offering has changed enormously in recent years, where once it was purely the domain of cabaret cheese and bad karaoke, now there’s something on offer for everyone …

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Topics:Financial PlanningRetirement

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:08:24 AM

From 6 April 2019, minimum contributions from employers and staff increase. This applies to all employers with staff in a pension scheme for automatic enrolment. If you aren’t enrolled in …

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Topics:Auto EnrolmentEmployeesTaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:05:55 AM

The rules around ISAs (or individual savings accounts) change relatively often and different types of ISA rise and fall in popularity depending on where savers consider the most competitive place …

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Topics:BrexitISAStock Market

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 10:03:03 AM

Following widespread criticism from a government review, the accounting regulator Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is to be abolished and replaced by a new regulator. The FRC will be replaced by …

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Topics:BusinessUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 9:58:52 AM

The Spring Statement is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the state of the UK economy and what to expect of its growth over the coming months and …

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Topics:AnnouncementsTaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 7:41:01 AM

The State Pension is intended to ensure that everyone has a basic amount of money to support them in their old age. The amount you will receive is based on …

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Topics:PensionsUK

by Alexander Beard, on May 10, 2019 11:37:49 AM

"Additional Savings are needed!" German State Pension Insurance has long-term history. Otto von Bismarck, the former Chancellor of the Deutsche Reich, started the system in 1889- 130 Years now running …

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Topics:EuropeSavingsTax