‘New Age’ of self-employment

Changes in how people save, invest and plan for retirement

Self-employment plays a vital role towards the UK’s economy. In recent years the number of people who are self-employed has risen steadily. But one of the main drawbacks is that the self-employed do not have the advantage of an employer to help arrange pension provision.

Tax saving opportunities

It’s time 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 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But how will it pay for these? We won’t know the extent of the final bill until long after the crisis is over.

5 healthy financial habits you shouldn’t ignore

How to get your finances in order to make more of your money

Do you feel like your financial life has been turned upside down during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Or, has the start of the new year focused you on getting your finances in order to make more of your money? Whatever the answer is, it’s important to adopt healthy financial habits.

Don’t miss the ISA deadline

Saving and investing for a future that matters. Yours.

There are many ways that you can save or invest. Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are an incredibly effective means of shielding your money from both Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax.

More over-55s forced to dip into pension pots

Understanding the different ways you can use your pension money

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 were volatile.

New Year, new start to your finances

Taking time to understand your financial plans will really pay off

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 to be different at the end of the year.

Taxing times on the horizon!

Are you protected against future Capital Gains Tax rises?

It is almost inevitable that taxes will have to rise to help meet the potential £391 billion bill the government has racked up in supporting the British economy through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Wealth needs managing – now more than ever

Achieving your financial goals through investing, and one size does not fit all

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 further on the UK and global economies as well as on our personal finances during this year.

Can’t afford to retire

Getting your pension finances back on track

Do you know how much money you will need in retirement? What about how much you already have saved? Do you know what kind of income that might provide? Unfortunately the answer is ‘no’ for some people.

Will the over-50s become a lost generation?

Older individuals who lose their jobs are less likely to secure re-employment

Older workers are one group of people who are at risk of suffering serious and persistent consequences from the economic turmoil arising from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In particular, older individuals who lose their jobs are less likely than younger workers to secure re-employment or to find a job on a similar wage to their previous earnings.