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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|

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|

Tis the season for returning! How to avoid being scammed online

The season of giving is over, and for many we are now entering a period of returning. Research by secure payments provider Shieldpay found a third of Brits donate their unwanted gifts to charity, while 32% admit to keeping the presents but never using them. One in six admit to selling unwanted gifts online, taking [...]

January 2nd, 2019|Finance|

November wealth update

During November, Theresa May secured her Brexit deal that was signed off by the leaders of the 27 remaining European Union leaders in less than an hour. While this was a small victory for Theresa May, she faces a much bigger struggle to get this approved by the UK Parliament with the crucial vote due [...]

December 6th, 2018|Finance|

The Brexit dividend? Will leaving the EU help or harm your finances?

Brexit has returned to the the forefront of the news agenda as Prime Minister Theresa May attempts to get MPs to back her Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union this month. There has been plenty of controversy over the deal, with some calling for a People’s Vote so the public can decide on whether to [...]

November 30th, 2018|Finance|

Will your investments be boosted by the Santa Rally?

As December begins, you may be planning presents to give or receive over the festive season, but could your investments also get a boost from the Santa Rally. The Stockmarket Almanac reference website shows the FTSE 100 – the main UK stockmarket - has risen in the final two weeks of December each year between 2000 [...]

November 30th, 2018|Finance|

A good Budget for beer drinkers and high earners

This was a Budget that was good for beer drinkers, but not necessarily if your favourite tipple is a glass of wine. Here are some of the key tax changes from the chancellor’s red book: Duty on beer, cider and spirits remains frozen Chancellor Philip Hammond announced duty rates on beer, most cider and spirits [...]

October 30th, 2018|Finance|