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This is the place to keep up to date with what’s happening in the world of financial planning. It’s full of interesting and inspirational articles, news about our team and stories of how we’re making a difference for our clients.

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Key steps to minimise your Inheritance Tax bill

Official figures published by HMRC showed that in 2021/22, Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts stood at £6.1 million. This means that receipts have nearly doubled in the last ten years (from just under £3 million in the 2011/12 tax year). More and more people will need to consider how IHT could… Read More

Trust Registration Service: What steps do you need to take?

The requirement for certain trusts with a UK tax liability to register on the Trust Registration Service (TRS) was originally introduced in June 2017.  However, the extension of the TRS now means that, subject to limited exceptions, all existing UK trusts and some non-UK trusts, will also be required to… Read More

Setting goals brings financial planning to life

Many financial advice firms will take a product-driven approach, focusing purely on financial strategies and investment plans. However, with this approach you run the risk of simply ending up with a series of products and no clear direction.  In the words of Lawrence J. Peter, “if you don’t know where… Read More

Client Satisfaction Survey – The Results!

We are excited to share with you today the results from our annual client satisfaction survey.  Thank you to all our clients who participated in the survey last month and to all of you who continue to provide us with feedback throughout the year personally or through vouchedfor. We… Read More

Riding out the investment storm

Many of you will have noted with some concern recent political events and since seen this impact on the value of your portfolios. There’s lots to contend with – the war in Ukraine, the continuing impact of COVID, and of course, maybe the most talked about, the issue of soaring… Read More

Nicola in the press

If you’re a reader of The Times, you may have seen a familiar face pop up once or twice recently. Nicola was included in VouchedFor’s Top Rated Financial Adviser Guide in The Times, and again in an article about why women might seek out a female adviser in The… Read More

Changing priorities in a post-Covid world

There’s no doubt that the last two years have given many people time and opportunity to reassess their priorities and consider how they want to spend the rest of their lives, which often begins with thinking about moving into retirement. The pandemic forced us to bring work into our homes,… Read More

Key points from the 2022 Spring Statement

As the day broke with news that UK inflation had reached a new high of 6.2%, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring ‘mini-Budget’ was expected to focus on the cost-of-living crisis – and it did. Leading with a pledge of further support for Ukraine and “unprecedented” sanctions on Russia, Sunak vowed to… Read More
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