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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 –…

Navigating the Spring Budget: Opportunities for Tax Efficiency and Financial Planning

This year’s Spring Budget arrived a tad earlier than usual amidst a backdrop that’s become all too familiar in recent years: rampant speculation and anticipation. Much of the pre-budget discourse centred around…

Growing firms face challenges, but there are positive signs for the year ahead

At a glance News that the UK went into recession at the end of 2023 is a reminder of the tough economic environment facing small businesses. But despite this, the outlook for…

Using pensions and ISAs to reduce your tax bill

At a glance Many of us will face bigger tax bills this year. With the personal allowance frozen until 2027/28, plus the additional rate threshold dropping to £125,140, taxes will increase by…

Why tax planning is crucial from launch: your start-up to-do list

At a glance Tax planning can feel like a low priority for new business owners as you understandably focus on getting sales and operations off the ground. But optimising your tax position…

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