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Support the race to help children beat cancer

The Orchard Practice company director Malcolm Isaacs reveals why he his running 10k to help beat cancer and how you can help. Last year I had an operation to help avoid pancreatic cancer. I had my pancreas, spleen and part of my stomach removed. Thanks to Charles Imber, the surgeon and his staff and with [...]

May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

April wealth update: Markets heat up as Brexit is delayed

As most parts of the UK enjoyed glorious weather for the long Easter weekend, the European Union leaders granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit. The new deadline is 31 October although Theresa May, who wanted a shorter delay, said the UK would still aim to leave the EU as soon as possible.  The [...]

May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Wealth update: Delayed departures

Despite being granted a short delay before we leave the European Union, Theresa May lost the third meaningful vote on her Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons resulting in continued uncertainty around our exit. We are now due to leave on 12 April which was chosen as this is the legal deadline for the [...]

April 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A question of trust! How to keep your inheritance secure

Increasing numbers of people are getting married later in life, often for a second time, but what financial impact could this have on children from an earlier marriage? Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the number of brides and grooms aged 65 and over went up by 46% in a decade, from [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized, Wills & Inheritance Tax|

February wealth update: The rest of the world has its own problems beyond Brexit

UK news continues to focus on Brexit as we approach 29 March, which is the date we are due to leave the European Union.  Fortunately, the rest of the world continues largely unaffected. Despite the reportedly failed summit meeting between the United States (US) and North Korea, there is hope in the trade war between [...]

March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why boosting your pension isn’t all bad news for your pay packet

There are warnings that you could see your salary cut from next month, but the change could actually be beneficial to your financial future. From April 2019, the government is increasing the minimum contribution that employees must make into workplace pensions. This is part of auto-enrolment rules, where all staff are automatically signed up to [...]

March 1st, 2019|Pensions, Uncategorized|

Would you buy a house with a load of strangers?

Here is a novel approach to getting on the property ladder, share your house with a whole load of strangers. It may seem like going back to your days as a student, but the Social Market Foundation has suggested co-living schemes, with individuals living in small bedrooms but with access to communal kitchens and living [...]

March 1st, 2019|Mortgages, Uncategorized|