Tax Year-End Planning Guide

As the current tax year winds down, it’s crucial to leverage the tax reliefs and allowances available to you. To help you navigate this, we’ve compiled a checklist to ensure you fully utilise these benefits and avoid missing out. An ISA is a medium to long term investment, which aims to increase the value of […]

Are Voluntary National Insurance Contributions Worth The Money?

In the UK, every new year, financial writers remind their readers to organise their finances before the end of the financial year. For some people, this may include deciding whether or not to pay voluntary National Insurance contributions. If you are one of these people, here is a quick guide to what you need to […]

What Could IHT Mean For You?

The COVID19 bill is coming due. One way or another, it will need to be paid. There may be a certain level of scope for the government to make savings. Realistically, however, it seems highly unlikely that there is enough scope for it to avoid raising taxes at all. If it does, or when it […]

Preparing For Your Very Last Move

Death and taxes are both inevitable. It, therefore, makes sense to prepare for both. Unlike filing taxes, preparing for your death can have its interesting side. In particular, you get to plan your own funeral. You also get the satisfaction of knowing that you’ve made life easier for those you’ve left behind. Here are some […]

Mini-Budget How Does It Affect You?

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Jeremy Hunt, appointed Chancellor on 14 October, has today made an emergency statement on the mini budget. The Government have brought forward these fiscal measures to calm markets and bring stability to public finances following the economic turmoil caused by the Growth Plan announced on 23 September. Changes to National Insurance and stamp duty will […]

How To Tame Your Tax in 2023

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The infamous National Insurance rise has largely dominated the headlines in both the mainstream and financial media.  Look closer, however, and you’ll find all kinds of tax increases both direct and indirect.  At the same time, average inflation is forecast to reach almost 8%. In other words, the chancellor was clearly expecting the road out […]

What You Need To Know About The National Insurance Rise

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Despite a manifesto promise and massive controversy, the government is going ahead and raising National Insurance in April.  The increase itself is only for a year.  After that National Insurance will return to normal and a new Health and Social Care Levy will be introduced.  Here is a quick guide to what you need to […]