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Posted by Tony on Wednesday 6th of May 2020
While, for many, discussions about money can be extremely uncomfortable, experts have long stressed the best approach to financial issues is invariably to talk about them. Indeed, perceived wisdom suggests the more open and honest people are about money, the better their life and relationships tend to be.
Finance: the last taboo
There’s a wide variety of reasons why people don’t like to discuss their finances. In some cases, money is simply viewed as a vulgar subject to talk about, while many individuals lack financial confidence and therefo...
Posted by Tony on Monday 4th of May 2020
Today, the Government’s new Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan Scheme launches in response to feedback that the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme was less accessible for small businesses than the Government had intended.
The key features of the new “Bounce Back Loans” are as follows:
- 100% underwritten by the Government
- Interest-free for 12 months
- A low rate of interest of 2.5% thereafter
- Simplified application process with minimal underwriting
- Loans of between £2,000 and £50,000, up to a maximum of 25% of turnover
- 6 year term ...
Posted by Tony on Wednesday 1st of April 2020
Please find the following documents now available for download via PDF by clicking the links below the line. Please do not hesitate to contact us during this difficult time.
- Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme April 2020 v2.pdf
- Regulatory support for individuals with consumer credit April 2020.pdf
- Self-employment Income Support Scheme April 2020 v2.pdf
- Self-employed - UK Government financial support packages April 2020 v2.pdf
- Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme April 2020 v5.pdf
- UK Gove...
Posted by Tony on Thursday 12th of March 2020
Newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first Budget on 11 March, against a backdrop of uncertainty following the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent financial losses. It was the first of two Budgets to be delivered in 2020, with the second to follow in the autumn.
COVID-19 and the NHS
The Chancellor wasted no time in diving into the heart of the issue on the minds of so many across the nation: the COVID-19 crisis. Taking an empathetic tone, he reassured the British public that “we will get through this together...
Posted by Tony on Thursday 9th of May 2019
COST OF RAISING A CHILD
We all know raising a child can be expensive. Research has shown, the cost of raising a child to age 18 in the UK varies dependant on whether it’s a girl or boy, with boys coming in at £79,176 and girls a staggering £108,884.
As a parent you are committed to doing all you can for your children – now and for their future but it’s estimated half of parents don’t have a financial protection plan in place.
Nobody wants to think about the possibility of getting ill or being made redundant but having a contingency pl...