Quirky Investments: Classic Cars

Except for property, we rarely invest our money into something we can actually use, let alone anything that is going to give us hours and hours of fun. Even if you invest in gold, which might sound like a more interesting option, it’s not as if you can actually wear your invested gold as jewellery……

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Help your grandchildren through university

As autumn approaches many students are preparing to start university for the first time. For most, this will mean leaving the place they grew up in behind as they embark on a life far from their home comforts. This will bring with it plenty of new academic opportunities, and likely many late night takeaways too.…

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Prevent your grown-up children derailing your retirement savings

The Bank of Mum and Dad is a well-known concept and we all hate to see our children struggle financially, which is why many parents continue to support their children well into adulthood. Instead of being ‘empty nesters’, many parents discover that their offspring return to the family home straight after university (that is if…

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September Market Commentary

Introduction August used to be known as the ‘silly season’. Everyone who made the news was away on holiday, nothing happened and newspapers were desperate to fill their pages. So rather more obscure stories made it into print… That, of course, was before Donald Trump. And Brexit. And Venezuela, Argentina and Greece, and… In short,…

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The sweeter side of VAT

Legal cases are always most fascinating when they make apparent the law’s many intricacies and ambiguities. VAT tax disputes may not always seem like the most interesting subject. However, a recent tribunal ruling showed how captivating they can be… Kinnerton Confectionery is a company that primarily sells sweets marketed at children – if you’ve ever…

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