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Autumn 2016

Does buy-to-let still pay?

The popularity of investing in property to fund retirement remains prevalent, in spite of the government’s attempts to make buy-to-let less and less attractive. But is buy-to-let investment really a viable alternative to a pension pot, for example? A recent study has investigated the numbers behind each option. The research looked at how £100,000 would…

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Autumn Statement November 2016 Overview

Introduction The New Chancellor For the last six years, the government’s Budget and Autumn Statement have been synonymous with George Osborne – but as we all now know, the former Chancellor fell victim to Theresa May’s post-Brexit reshuffle. In fact, with his Tatton constituency likely to be impacted under the proposed boundary changes, our former…

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When’s the best time to do your Christmas shopping?

Are you one of those people who started planning their Christmas shopping for this year after the last mince pie of 2015 had been devoured? Or are you more of a last-minute gift-buyer who’ll be relying on pure adrenaline and whatever’s left in the shops on Christmas Eve? According to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers, more people…

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The next generation’s need for planning may be even greater than our own

Research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) surrounding wealth in the UK has been making headlines in recent months. The study has found that people born during the 1980s are now half as wealthy as those born in the 1970s were at the same stage in their lives. This makes children born during the…

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