Monthly Archives: January 2017


New Year’s Resolutions

Many of us will have over-indulged during the festive season and will start the new year wanting to get healthier. Whether it’s stopping smoking, losing weight, eating more healthily or getting fitter, most of us will make at least one New Year’s resolution, but how many of us will actually go on to achieve it? [...]

January 31st, 2017|Finance|

The value of Income Protection

We work hard to provide for ourselves and our families and enjoy spending our monthly earnings on holidays and leisure – as well as the more mundane (but essential) things like bills and mortgage payments of course. So you’d think we’d place huge importance on protecting an asset as valuable as our income. According to [...]

January 31st, 2017|Insurance|

Risk vs reward

While homeowners can still benefit from low mortgage rates, savers will be struggling to enjoy any kind of growth on money they have on deposit, leading some to consider a riskier investment. If you're considering investing in the stock market, one crucial and very personal issue is how you feel about the prospect of putting [...]

January 26th, 2017|Investments|

Autumn Statement 2016

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered his Autumn Statement on 23 November. He reiterated the government’s promise to “build an economy that works for everyone” but what do the measures announced mean for your finances? Income Tax The 0% starting rate band for savings will remain at £5,000. Both the £100,000 threshold for phasing out the personal allowance [...]

January 24th, 2017|Finance|

Is your home winter-proof?

With the year coming to an end and winter just around the corner we can start to expect colder, wetter, stormier weather conditions instead of the brighter, warmer days of summer. This makes it a good time of year to assess how well protected your home and possessions are against the potential damage winter may [...]

January 24th, 2017|Insurance|

Quarter Final (Gameweeks 25 & 26)

INFG Cup 2016/17 Quarter Final (Gameweeks 25 & 26)

January 24th, 2017|Fantasy Football|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2016/17 – Gameweek 22

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 22, for the 2016/17 season.

January 24th, 2017|Fantasy Football|