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How inflation can reduce your pension and what you can do about it

When you think of risks to your retirement, do you include inflation? It can have a huge impact on your income throughout retirement. Yet, it’s often overlooked when creating a retirement plan. Inflation refers to the rising cost of living.

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Guide: 10 things that could increase the value of your property

Talking about homes and property values is something of a pastime in the UK. Property is probably among one of the largest assets we own, so it’s not surprising that we want the value to go up. While property prices…

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Investment market update: March 2021

During March there were reasons to be optimistic. In fact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) raised global growth forecasts following Covid-19 vaccination and stimulus package news around the world. It’s now expected the global economy will expand…

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What does “rebalancing” your portfolio mean and why is it important?

When discussing investments or reading the news, you may have heard the phrase “rebalancing”. It’s an important part of making sure your portfolio continues to reflect your goals, but it can be overlooked or misunderstood. Read on to learn what…

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5 reasons to switch pension providers to boost your retirement savings (and 3 things to do first)

Do you know who your current pension provider is? If so, do you know why you chose them? Even when you’re making regular pension contributions, these may not be things you think about that often. While, in many cases, your…

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3 reasons to make social care part of your retirement plan

The cost of funding care and delivering support to the elderly has become a national priority. However, research suggests it’s still not something individuals are thinking about when they make retirement plans. As average life expectancy has risen, the demand…

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Pension Lifetime Allowance is frozen until 2026: Will it mean your retirement tax bill soars?

While the chancellor didn’t announce personal tax rises in this year’s budget, a freeze on allowances could mean your tax bill unexpectedly increases. High earners and those with defined benefit (DB) pensions could now find they exceed the Lifetime Allowance,…

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How the tax freezes announced in the Budget could leave you worse off

In March, chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget. After a lot of speculation that taxes would rise to pay for the cost of Covid-19, you may have been relieved to discover your tax bill won’t be going up. However,…

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We’ve been included in this year’s VouchedFor Top Rated guide

The VouchedFor Top Rated Advisers guide distributed by The Times has been released today. We’re ecstatic to announce that our Managing Director, Matthew, has qualified. In case you haven’t heard of VouchedFor before, let us quickly summarise it for you.

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Relief for savers as “tax day” sees government announce no significant tax reforms

Late last year, the government announced that a range of documents and consultations on future tax policies would be released after the Budget. Dubbed “tax day”, these announcements came later than usual this year to allow for greater scrutiny after…

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Guide: 10 ways to make the most of your garden in 2021

After a year of lockdown measures, our gardens and outdoor spaces have become far more important. In fact, more than half of people say they get a good deal of pleasure from their garden. With spring arriving, now is the…

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Investment market update: February 2021

A year after lockdowns around the world began, Covid-19 continues to affect economies and investment markets. While the volatility experienced almost 12 months ago may have calmed, uncertainty remains and it’s important for investors to focus on their long-term plan.

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