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What’s changing and what’s not – your 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…

Why income protection is more than just a safety net

At a glance Is it worth getting income protection? Income protection insurance pays a regular monthly amount if you can’t work because you’re unwell, or suffer an injury that results in a…

Why income protection is more than just a safety net

At a glance Is it worth getting income protection? Income protection insurance pays a regular monthly amount if you can’t work because you’re unwell, or suffer an injury that results in a…

An employer’s guide to workplace pensions: how to review and optimise your scheme

An employer’s guide to workplace pensions: how to review and optimise your scheme 9 May 2024 5 minutes At a glance Too many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fail to maximise the…

Don’t leave your family an avoidable IHT bill

At a glance Inheritances can be life changing. An inherited lump sum can send children or grandchildren to great schools, or on great gap years. They can mean a mortgage paid off…

Five pension considerations for directors and executives

At a glance There are still restrictions to be aware of, however. The tapered annual allowance will impact those earning more than £200,000. Plus, you may be liable for Capital Gains Tax…

How can I invest for my family’s future?

At a glance They’re our greatest pleasure, and our top priority, but bringing up children is a costly business. Steep price rises this year have seen the cost of raising a child…

How to increase prices safely and successfully: a five-step guide for business owners

At a glance There’s no avoiding it. In a period of inflation and higher costs of living, most businesses must raise their prices sooner or later. But it’s often not easy to…

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…

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