Monthly Archives: February 2019


The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2018/19 – Gameweek 26

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 26 for the 2018/19 season.

February 12th, 2019|Fantasy Football|

The Orchard Practice Fantasy Football League 2018/19 – Gameweek 25

Please find the latest league table below following gameweek 25 for the 2018/19 season.

February 7th, 2019|Fantasy Football|

Popular Mortgage Deals February 2019

Below are just a few of this month’s popular mortgage deals. Please get in touch with us to discuss any of these deals. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

February 7th, 2019|Mortgages|

January wealth update: Brexit negotiations continue to dominate

The UK political world remained dominated by Brexit in January with Theresa May firstly suffering a 230 margin defeat of her original deal early in the month.  Subsequently, she has won a vote for an amendment by 317 to 301, that called for scrapping the Brexit agreement’s Irish border backstop in favour of “alternative arrangements”. [...]

February 7th, 2019|Finance|

Should you raid your pension to buy a Lamborghini?

More than 1m retirees have accessed their pension pots since new freedoms were unveiled in April 2015. Since then, retirees, or anyone aged over 55, have been able to access their pensions savings as they wish, rather than having to only take an annuity or income drawdown product, subject to their marginal rate of income [...]

February 7th, 2019|Pensions|

When one tax year window closes, another opens

The end of January brings two exciting deadlines. There is the closing of the football transfer window and the deadline for filing your self-assessment tax return. There is not much you can do about who your team buys or sells once the window closes, but there is plenty you can do about your tax once your [...]

February 7th, 2019|Finance|

Why Stamp Duty isn’t the only cost to consider when buying your property

First-time buyers continue to benefit from Stamp Duty exemptions. The latest HMRC data shows 241.300 first-time buyers have made use of the Stamp Duty relief that was introduced in November 2017. The exemption applies on the first £300,000 of a purchase for properties worth under £500,000. Not such a good tax for landlords First-time buyers [...]

February 1st, 2019|Mortgages|