Guide to the Budget 2016

Budget 2016 Summary and Highlights: Everything you need to know The impact on your finances today and in future years to come Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his eighth Budget speech on Wednesday 16 March, his third in 12 months. In our summary of...

New Year’s resolutions

Setting goals for saving and investing Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? Considering that the most common topics are health and finances, there’s a pretty good chance that at least one of them involves a financial goal. The start of a New Year is the perfect...

2016 Tax Matters

Reducing the taxman’s take To minimise the tax you pay, it’s important to be fully aware of the choices you can make before you make them, so planning ahead and taking professional financial advice is essential. With real-terms tax increases a prospect for the...

Buy-to-let & Second homes

Higher stamp duty payable from April 2016 Buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes from April this year will have to pay a 3% surcharge on the stamp duty charged for the property. Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement during his Spending Review...

10 key announcements from Budget 2015

Which of these could impact on your financial plans, both positively and negatively? In his final Budget speech to parliament on 18 March, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced Britain was ‘walking tall again’ after five years of...

Budget 2015

Are your financial plans still on track after Budget 2015? There may have been a number of key announcements in Budget 2015 that will impact on your financial plans. If you would like to review your current situation to ensure that your plans are still on track,...