Everything you need to know about the 2021 Autumn Budget

“Employment is up, investment is growing, public services are improving, the public finances are stabilising, and wages are rising.” This is the backdrop against which Rishi Sunak presented the 2021 Autumn Budget.

Promising “a stronger economy for the British people”, the chancellor outlined his taxation and spending proposals. Here’s a summary of the key points and […]

October 27th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Investment market update: September 2021

While the direct impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has lessened for many economies, businesses are now struggling with the indirect consequences, such as supply chain issues. From microchips to aluminium cans, firms around the world are facing challenges getting hold of the materials and goods they need.

Markets have largely recovered from the Covid-19 volatility, but […]

October 5th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

The home renovations that boost your property’s value

Spending money on your home can help you create a practical, beautiful space for your family. With more time spent indoors over the pandemic, it’s no surprise that home upgrades are at the top of many homeowners’ agendas. As well as creating a home you love, the right renovations could boost your property’s value.

House prices […]

October 4th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

The great British obsession: Why we love to check house prices

It’s often said that British people are obsessed with owning a home and property prices. A new survey indicates that’s the case, with more than half of Brits checking how much their family and friends have paid for their homes. There’s more than one reason why people love to check how much a property has […]

October 4th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

5 reasons you need to write a will (and keep it up to date)

Half of the adults in the UK don’t have a will. While you may have a reason for putting the task off, there are many compelling reasons to make time to write a will that could provide peace of mind.

A survey from Will Aid found that 49% of UK adults do not have a will […]

October 4th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Has your income increased? Here’s why you should boost your pension contributions

Almost a fifth (18%) of UK adults said their income had increased in the three months to June 2021, according to an LV= survey. As the pressure of lockdown eases, employees are also less worried about losing their job or being able to find work. If you have more disposable income now, it could be […]

October 4th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Why you need to complete an expression of wishes alongside your will

You may have thought about who you’d like to benefit from your assets when you pass away and written a will to ensure your wishes are carried out. However, you may have overlooked what you’d like to happen to your pension.

As you’ll be paying into your pension over your working life, it may be one […]

October 4th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

Investment market update: June 2021

After the global economy suffered due to the pandemic and related restrictions, the World Bank now predicts that it will grow at the fastest rate recorded in 80 years. The organisation expects the global economy to grow by 5.6% in 2021. However, it also warned that poor nations are at risk of falling further behind […]

July 6th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

10 steps that can help you secure a mortgage for your dream home

If you’re unhappy with your current home, you’re not alone. Millions of homeowners say their property isn’t right for them and money is holding some back when it comes to finding their dream home.

According to a Zoopla survey, half of Brits say they are currently stuck in a home that isn’t suitable for their needs. […]

July 6th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments

What does the end of the Stamp Duty holiday mean for the property market?

In a bid to keep the property market moving, chancellor Rishi Sunak introduced a Stamp Duty holiday a year ago. It led to property prices soaring but, as the holiday comes to an end, what does it mean for the property market?

When purchasing property in England and Northern Ireland, you usually pay Stamp Duty. Similar […]

July 6th, 2021|Articles|0 Comments