Should You Consider a Junior ISA?

Becoming a parent for the first time is a shock to the system in a great many ways. Lack of sleep is pretty much unavoidable. Lack of time for anything other than taking care of the baby is a hazard of being a parent. Lack of money, however, can be avoided with...

What Do Stamp Duty Changes Mean For You?

The housing market probably ranks close to the weather in terms of stereotypical conversation topics in the UK. As a factor which has the potential to affect house prices, changes to stamp duty can also be widely debated. The latest change to stamp duty comes on the...

Are You Prepared For Auto-enrolment?

“We’re all in” and if we’re not we soon will be. If the auto-enrolment scheme (which has cross-party support) succeeds in its aims, this statement will only be a slight exaggeration. Saving for retirement has become a huge issue and a combination of measures, of which...

What could the Brexit mean for your finances?

The reality of the potential Brexit is that nobody can know what it will mean in practice until it happens (if it happens). In some ways, the result of the referendum may have very little result on financial planning. Regardless of whether or not the result of the...

Budget 2016 Key Points

Budget 2016 is now upon us and we can finally see the main budgetary issues for the year ahead. Here are the key points which could affect personal finances. 1 – A New Sugar Tax “Sin” taxes are nothing new with taxes on alcohol and cigarettes having been in place for...