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by Alexander Beard, on May 28, 2019 9:48:15 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 13, 2019 3:08:24 PM

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 3:03:03 PM

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 2:58:52 PM

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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by Alexander Beard, on May 13, 2019 12:41:01 PM

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 12:36:27 PM

Clint Eastwood fans are no doubt groaning because I am about to use his film titles in an effort to make currency questions an interesting read! I apologise in advance …

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Topics:BrexitEuropeUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Mar 11, 2019 12:42:07 PM

There’s no reason why being a parent, and particularly being a non-earning parent with commitments to their children, should put you at risk of decreasing your state pension entitlement. Currently, …

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Topics:hmrcPensionsUK

by Alexander Beard, on Feb 25, 2019 10:43:26 AM

New data reveals that thousands of widows are missing out on valuable tax breaks on money inherited from their late husbands or wives. In 2015, the government introduced a new …

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Topics:ISATaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 12:01:27 PM

The UK state pension rules recently changed and for those who reach state pension age after April 2016, you may not be aware that; You need 35 years national Insurance …

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Topics:Alexander BeardPensionsRetirementUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 12:01:09 PM

Employees are struggling to cope with the stresses of modern life, figures suggest. There has been a surge in the number of hospital admissions for stress and anxiety among white …

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Topics:EmployeesUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 31, 2019 11:54:56 AM

As a Financial Advice firm, providing advice to Expatriates and UK clients we have seen an increase in demand for our services. Deciding whether to transfer a pension out of …

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Topics:Alexander BeardExpatriatePensionsUK

by Alexander Beard, on Jan 30, 2019 10:50:42 AM

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 …

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