“How do I get a divorce?” Don’t google it.

By Rachel Efetha, Chartered Financial Planning with Anstee & Co. Happy New Year!  Not so happy for some…  January is traditionally the month I write about divorce, given that Google is reporting a 230% increase on last month on ‘ how do I get a divorce ’.  Obviously, it’s important for divorcing couples to get [...]

2020-01-22T17:45:49+00:00 January 20th, 2020|News|

Retirement planning? Call in the builders?

A recent survey undertaken by Saga Home Insurance into retirement planning found that many United Kingdom residents, who had recently retired, were planning major home improvements. It’s only natural that you would want to make home improvements now that you will be spending more time in your home during your retirement. How long are you planning [...]

2019-11-14T16:57:36+00:00 November 25th, 2019|News|

Inheritance tax receipts keep rising. Need you pay?

Exceptionally high levels of stamp duty are reported to be discouraging house sales and in particular discouraging older people from downsizing. Stamp duty on the sale of a £2 million home will amount to £153,750 and on a £600,000 home to £20,000. The government is also benefitting from increased receipts from inheritance tax (IHT) which [...]

2019-12-10T15:07:52+00:00 November 18th, 2019|News|

Investing in Stocks and Shares? What to consider?

With savings rates being at a historical low for some time, you may be looking at different ways of protecting your hard-earned money from inflation. Investing is a more adventurous approach with your savings that might now be worth considering. Purchasing stocks and shares is one way to do this. Stocks and share purchase is [...]

2019-10-15T16:30:32+01:00 October 31st, 2019|News|

Could an Apprentice really be the answer?

By Jane Lumley-Walker, Office Manager at Anstee & Co. Back in January 2018 one of our administrators handed in his notice looking for a career change. We had a gap to fill and how best to do it?? We could recruit an experienced administrator but would have significant recruitment costs and training to carry out [...]

2019-09-19T15:47:51+01:00 September 19th, 2019|News|

Investment Risk. What do I need to know?

So, what do you need to know about Investment Risk? As a firm of Independent Financial Advisers, we always discuss at some length your Attitude to Investment Risk and in particular, the relationship between risk and reward and time. The more risk you are prepared to accept; the greater the long-term rewards will often be, [...]

2019-08-14T09:25:35+01:00 August 22nd, 2019|News|

Time is running out to get a “Help to Buy ISA”

If you are a first-time buyer you only have until 30th November 2019 to take out a Help to Buy ISA. So what is a Help to Buy ISA? A Help to Buy ISA is a type of Individual Savings Account (ISA) designed to help you if you are a first-time buyer save for a house [...]

2019-07-24T16:52:58+01:00 July 1st, 2019|News|

How to claim back tax on your pension pot withdrawals.

Since pension freedoms came into force in April 2015 more than £372 million has been reclaimed by more than 150,000 savers. The average amount being claimed for a refund was £2,000. How does this tax overpayment happen? When someone takes out a lump sum from their pension pot, only 25% is tax-free. The technical term [...]

2019-05-31T10:22:36+01:00 May 28th, 2019|News|

Start now for next year’s tax return. Our top tips.

I would urge you now to start planning for your next tax return.  Don't leave it to the last minute and avoid all that last minute stress. Recent figures from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that over 93% of people who were required to submit a self–assessment tax return did so by the [...]

2019-06-21T15:17:04+01:00 April 30th, 2019|News|

Wellingborough Tangent has a new Chairman.

Congratulations to our Office Manager Jane Lumley-Walker. Last night Jane became Chairman of Wellingborough Tangent. The evening started with drinks in the grounds of Harrowden Hall, the home of Wellingborough Golf Club, followed by a formal dinner. Outgoing chairman Sarah Madge said a few words before passing over the chain office to Jane Jane Lumley [...]

2019-05-23T11:09:12+01:00 April 25th, 2019|Community, News|