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Should I stop my pension contributions while furloughed?

For many people after being furloughed the first thing they do is to look very carefully at where they spend their money. They will draw up a list of priorities. Food, the mortgage or rent and utilities are usually at the top of most people's lists. At the bottom are often that gym membership that [...]

2020-04-08T16:27:39+01:00April 14th, 2020|News|

Accessing your pension early? Should you?

Some of our clients ask if they can access their pension early? The answer that we give is that depends on your pension type. Let’s have a look at the most common types- State Pension The earliest you can get a State Pension is when you reach State Pension age. Your State Pension age is [...]

2020-04-23T18:36:12+01:00April 9th, 2020|News|

Will I get a refund on Private School Fees?

For clients paying private school fees, it looks very possible that your child or children will not be returning to school before the end of the Summer Term in July. This begs the question will parents have to pay school fees for the Summer term which are normally due at the end of April? The [...]

2020-04-01T12:55:02+01:00April 6th, 2020|News|

Due to move home during the pandemic?

If you are planning to move home, below are details of recent government and industry guidelines. You have exchanged contracts. If you have exchanged contracts and the property you are moving to is “vacant” you can continue with your move but need to follow the related guidance on home removals. There is no definition of [...]

2020-04-01T10:32:04+01:00April 2nd, 2020|News|

Pension Jargon Busters guide. Find out more.

It is quite easy to get confused about pensions. However, spending a little time to understand some of the key terms will help. This article aims to explain the key terms relating to pension and retirement planning that you may come across. We hope you find this "Pension Jargon Buster" guide useful. Final Salary Scheme [...]

2020-03-19T19:37:08+00:00March 30th, 2020|News|

Round up of the latest Corvid-19 Government support.

The 11 March Budget from the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, included £7 billion of expenditure targeting the impact of Covid-19 on employees, the self-employed and businesses. On 17 March a further raft of measures was announced, amounting to an additional £20 billion of Government support expenditure plus £330 billion of loan guarantees. By 20 March [...]

2020-03-26T17:56:40+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|

Coronavirus payment holiday on your mortgage.

By Darren Amos, Independent Financial Adviser Are you considering the coronavirus payment holiday on your mortgage? Remember that the interest will still be added to the mortgage, increasing the balance and that you will then be paying interest on the extra interest for the rest of the term of the mortgage. Most lenders have confirmed [...]

2020-03-26T14:47:19+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|

A personal message on the coronavirus.

A personal message by Caroline Anstee, Managing Director of Anstee & Co. Hello Following our coronavirus update last week, I just wanted to send a personal message at this difficult and worrying time. As you know I have been in this industry a long time and I have therefore experienced many stock market crashes. Each [...]

2020-03-18T18:27:22+00:00March 18th, 2020|News|