26th February 2021

In December we shared ways to mitigate inheritance tax, protect your family from financial hardship and the new Lasting Power of Attorney service and witnessing wills by video. This month we are covering: Spring Budget Redundancy and pension planning Pension…

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22nd February 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning to potential investors in crypto assets – virtual currency – such as Bitcoin. Crypto means secret so its not surprising that this form of currency is often synonymous with links to…

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22nd February 2021

The Pensions Dashboard Working Group has been set up to help make pensions easier to understand. Individuals will be able to view their pensions via their chosen dashboard. Pension providers will be required to ensure the data they hold is…

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22nd February 2021

The Chancellor has pledged to launch Britain’s first “green sovereign bond” this year to meet growing investor demand. Already used in Germany and Sweden, this will be the first of a series of initiatives to help the Government build a…

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22nd February 2021

Surprisingly, inflation grew to 0.6% for December, up from the November rate of 0.3%. Despite the lockdown, with many pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops closed, it still remains well below the Bank of England’s 2% target. The rising cost of…

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22nd February 2021

Not quite the usual Christmas festivities for our office outing last year, but despite the pandemic we enjoyed ourselves hugely. On a cold and rather dank December morning, we all headed off for an Alpaca Walking Experience. After a talk…

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7th December 2020

Since March the government has been pumping money into the economy at an unprecedented rate. At some stage, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak will have to stop handing out money and begin addressing the bill he has built up since Covid-19…

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7th December 2020

From 28 September 2020, the Wills Act 1837 was amended to allow the witnessing of wills to take place virtually, via videoconferencing or other visual transmission as well as physically. This is a very welcomed announcement due to the challenges…

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7th December 2020

The Covid-10 crisis continues to have a significant impact on the lives of everyday people. Within the financial services profession we have seen the demand for advice increase, not just over fears that taxes will need to rise to repay…

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7th December 2020

Even though IHT receipts represent 0.7% of all HMRC receipts which appears to be a relatively low amount, with the various consultations and reports who know what the next budget might bring. It is worth considering steps to mitigate IHT…

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