Insights

Insights

  • Everything you need to know about the 2021 Autumn Budget

    “Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, the public finances are stabilising, and wages are rising.” This is the backdrop against which Rishi Sunak presented the 2021 Autumn Budget. Promising “a stronger economy for the British people”, the chancellor outlined his taxation and spending proposals. Here’s a [...]

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    Published On: October 27, 2021
  • Guide: 10 simple but effective ways to create a better you

    Search the internet and you’ll find a myriad of self-help sites aimed at helping you to improve your life and get the most out of it. Our latest guide explores some practical steps you can take to improve your overall wellbeing now and in the future. Among the steps [...]

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    Published On: July 20, 2021
  • Your guide to scams

    Technology has made it easier than ever for scammers to target victims, and the tactics they use are becoming more sophisticated. So, what can you do to protect yourself? Our latest guide has been released to coincide with Scams Awareness Fortnight and provides the information, tips, and red flags you [...]

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    Published On: June 24, 2021
  • 10 of the best UK beaches to relax on this summer

    You don’t have to go abroad to find beautiful scenery. If you want to relax on a beach, heading to Spain or further afield is likely to come to mind first, but the UK is home to some incredible beaches that are perfect for a summer trip. Travel abroad for [...]

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    Published On: June 15, 2021
  • What is shareholder protection and why is it important for business owners?

    If your business has multiple shareholders, what would happen if a shareholder became seriously ill or passed away? It could place the business in a challenging position and affect long-term plans, but as a business owner, it may be something you’ve overlooked. Thinking about a shareholder becoming ill or passing [...]

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    Published On: June 15, 2021
  • How to identify the ESG investment opportunities that are right for you

    ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing is growing and it may be something you’re thinking about incorporating into your investment portfolio. But how do you know which opportunities are right for you? According to Alternative Investment, global sustainable funds now have just under $2 trillion in assets under management. [...]

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    Published On: June 15, 2021
  • Over 55s planning once in a lifetime experiences, but could finances hold back aspirations?

    While the mantra might be “life begins at 40”, over 55s are planning to live their life to the fullest as Covid-19 restrictions lift. Retirement might be associated with taking it easy and putting your feet up, but over 55s are planning to explore new places and tick other [...]

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    Published On: June 15, 2021
  • How to check if you’re owed anything from the State Pension

    You may have seen the recent news that thousands of people have been underpaid by the State Pension. If it’s affected you, it could mean you’ll receive a lump sum and higher State Pension payments in the future. Read on to find out more and how you can check [...]

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    Published On: June 15, 2021
  • Retiring in 2021? Planning is key as two-thirds risk depleting their pension savings

    If you’re planning to retire this year, do you know how long your pension will last? Your pension savings will have an impact on the lifestyle you can afford and your financial security later in life. Yet, research indicates that two-thirds of retirees risk running out of money. According [...]

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    Published On: June 15, 2021
  • Your retirement choices: how to generate an income in later life

    Since Pension Freedoms were introduced in 2015, retirees have had more choice when they access their pension. However, it also means you have more responsibility for generating an income later in life and it’s important to understand what your options are. Our latest guide explains the basics you need to [...]

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    Published On: May 28, 2021
  • Guide: 10 things that could increase the value of your property

    Talking about homes and property values is something of a pastime in the UK. Property is probably among one of the largest assets we own, so it’s not surprising that we want the value to go up. While property prices have soared in recent years, investing in your home [...]

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    Published On: May 11, 2021
  • How has Covid-19 affected ESG investing? Signs suggest it could become mainstream

    In 2020, Covid-19 dominated the headlines. There were concerns that it would mean some of the challenges and opportunities ESG investing represents would fall to the wayside. However, in many cases, the pandemic has actually moved ESG investing up the agenda. “ESG investing” refers to making investment decisions that consider [...]

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    Published On: March 25, 2021