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Lessons of a start-up founder: Thomas Farquhar, co-founder of Heatio

Thomas Farquhar and his co-founder Simon Roberts have taken on a huge challenge and need to move hard and fast. They started Heatio in April 2022, aiming to help UK homeowners improve…

What’s changing and what’s not – your new tax year checklist

At a glance In a welcome move in his Spring budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt cut employee National Insurance Contributions for the second time this year. But with tax thresholds frozen, many people find…

Financial own goals: five mistakes elite sports stars typically make

At a glance There are countless examples of elite sports stars running into money troubles during or after their short careers. But athletes can avoid such ignominy with the help of financial…

How to give your whole family a head start this year

At a glance Putting your family first When you’re in your 40s and 50s, you can sometimes feel like you’re financing three generations, not just one. Many people find themselves caught in…

Why do we find it hard to save for our future self?

At a glance “Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?” It used to be a favourite closing question in job interviews – and it could really put you on the…

Pensions for children – what you need to know

At a glance Saving for retirement might not be something you think about starting while you’re still reading bedtime stories and going to soft play centres. But opening a pension for your…

Selling your business: how to filter serious buyers from speculators

At a glance Finding a buyer for your business is a lot like dating. Approaches from potential acquirers are sure to get your attention. They can excite. But they can be a…

How you can make the most of your ISAs before tax year-end

At a glance Time to take stock of your ISAs ‘Max out your ISAs.’ It’s the tax year-end mantra that’s all too familiar. But the mantra needs a little refining. While it’s…

Five ways to cope with higher business taxes

At a glance In the past two years, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have faced a troubling swathe of changes to the business and personal tax regimes, including significantly higher Corporation Tax…

Reduce your Capital Gains Tax bill by splitting assets with your other half

At a glance Thinking of selling your second property? Cashing in a share portfolio? When you sell an asset that’s gone up in value since you bought it, you may have to…

How to mitigate your Inheritance Tax bill

At a glance Nobody likes talking about death, and many of us aren’t that keen about talking money either. So it’s not surprising that many of us put estate planning, and IHT…

Will paying for long-term care affect my inheritance planning?

At a glance Many of us find it hard to think about ourselves, or our parents needing help as we get older. And when we do start to think about it –…

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