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Financial planning tips for business owners

Self-employment has been a prominent trend in the UK in recent years. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that there are around five million self-employed people in the UK, equivalent to around 15% of the total labour market.

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Ermin Fosse

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Market Review January 2020

The final month of 2019 typically proved a rewarding one. Not only was the General Election result in the UK parliamentary deadlock broken with a commanding Conservative majority, but major stock markets continued to rally, capping a strong year. A number of major markets finished at, or close to, an all-time high. This is in total contrast to the end of 2018, when sentiment was quite negative.

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Ermin Fosse

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Market Review December 2019

November proved a relatively uneventful month for markets, but geopolitical developments have given investors plenty to ponder. Tentative signs of a stabilisation in global economic growth data, coupled with optimism of a deal between the US and China, saw stock markets grind higher, with US and European stock markets actually making new all-time highs.

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Ermin Fosse

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3 financial gifts for children and grandchildren this Christmas

Research from the price comparison site Compare the Market has revealed that parents spend an average of £259 on presents for their children every Christmas. So, with Christmas just around the corner, we look at three types of financial gifts for children and grandchildren.

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James Hollway

Registered Adviser and Partner

3 benefits of pensions advice at retirement

A pension pot is likely to be the result of decades of saving. So, when it comes to accessing retirement savings, many feel that it makes sense to seek professional advice.

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Daniel Boden

Chartered Financial Planner