Insurance that works while you can’t

Would you be able to carry on paying the bills using statutory sick pay or your savings? Consider how you would cover your usual monthly costs if you were ill or injured and couldn’t work for a while. Would you be able to carry on paying the bills using statutory sick pay or your savings?…

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TIPS Financial Magazine January/February 2023 Edition

With the current tax year having begun on 6 April 2022, the clock is ticking and it is important to utilise all the tax reliefs and allowances available to you before 5 April 2023 in order to minimise any potential liabilities. On page 08, we look at the way personal tax planning should be at…

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Top 10 investing principles

Everyone has a different idea of what money means to them. Having a financial plan can help you get where you want to be. The reality is that investors who make the effort to plan for the future are more likely to take the steps necessary to achieve their financial goals. Your financial plan should…

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Pension saving revolution

Since it was introduced ten years ago, auto-enrolment has revolutionised pension saving for millions of people in the UK, encouraging a culture of saving for the long term. It’s been a positive initiative, and individuals now have to take more responsibility for their retirement savings. This has meant many people now put some money away…

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Preparing your finances for retirement

Some people assume that they will be able to retire on time, regardless of what the stock market or inflation rates are doing. However, this is often not the case. Market volatility and inflation as we’ve seen over recent months can have a significant impact on the cost of living in retirement, and they can…

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December 2022 financial guidance factsheets

All of our December financial guidance factsheets are available to download below. Each one focuses on a different financial aspect to help guide you when setting and reaching your financial goals. If there is anything you are unsure about, or would like further information, all of our independent financial advisers offer a free initial consultation…

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Tax saving opportunities

Now is the time to review your finances and make sure that you’ve taken advantage of all of the tax saving opportunities available to you. Take this opportunity to identify, plan for and potentially mitigate your tax burdens. The government has spent hundreds of billions on measures to support businesses and jobs, and fight the…

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More over-55s forced to dip into pension pots

The UK has seen a rise in the number of people accessing their pension pots or enquiring about doing so. People accessing their pension as a flexible income has increased by 56% [1] according to research since the first lockdown last year. The increase is due to people withdrawing after holding off when stock markets…

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Wealth needs managing

Even as we hope to put the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the rearview mirror in 2021, uncertainty regarding both the virus and Brexit is likely to continue to weigh on the UK and global economies as well as on our personal finances during this year. While we hope volatility is less elevated this year, financial…

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New Year, new start to your finances

At the start of every year we have great intentions, as financial promises are renewed. Getting our financial life in order will be a top priority for many as we enter 2021. Consider focusing on two key areas: goals related to being prepared for the unexpected this year, and those related to what you want…

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Don’t miss the ISA deadline

Each tax year, we are given an annual Individual Savings Account (ISA) allowance. This can build up quickly, letting you accumulate a substantial tax-efficient gain in the long-term. The ISA limit for 2020/21 is £20,000. The proceeds are shielded from Income Tax, tax on dividends and Capital Gains Tax. To utilise your ISA allowance you…

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First TIPS Financial Guidance Magazine for 2021

Welcome to the first TIPS financial guidance magazine for 2021. In a year of renewal, hopefully we will see a world that is steadily returning to normal, while also rapidly accelerating into a transformed future. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will continue to impact on our lives in many ways. Where will we be in six…

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