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Long-term care

Inevitability of ageing and what to consider

As we age, many individuals may require long-term care support or assistance with daily tasks. However, forecasting the extent or type of care required can be challenging. The necessity for long-term care can surface unanticipatedly, as in the aftermath of a heart attack or stroke.

Estate management

Curating a plan for the tax-efficient allocation of your assets

Regardless of the extent of your accumulated wealth, estate management is vital. This process entails curating a plan for the tax-efficient allocation of your assets in the event of your demise or incapacitation.

Smooth transition of assets to the next generation

When is the opportune time to transfer my wealth?

One of the most critical aspects of financial planning and wealth management is arranging for a smooth transition of assets to the next generation. The question that often lingers is, when is the opportune time to transfer wealth – during your lifetime or posthumously?

Financially empowering your grandchildren

How to give them a start in life to carve out their own path

There’s a certain nobility in the desire of grandparents to support their progeny and pass wealth down the generations. This process brings several options, each with unique advantages and drawbacks.

Making a Will

Safeguard your intentions and offer a clear guide for allocating your assets

Drafting a Will serves as a protective shield for your loved ones after your death, ensuring that your estate is handled precisely the way you wish. A carefully constructed Will safeguards your intentions and offers a clear guide for allocating your assets, thus mitigating potential disagreements or misunderstandings among your beneficiaries.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Giving someone you trust authority to help you make decisions

As an individual when our health declines, managing financial affairs and making vital decisions about our healthcare can become increasingly challenging; this is where a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) comes into play.

A timely proposition

Considering gilts for your investment portfolio?

High-interest rates make gilts an attractive option for some investors, especially higher-rate taxpayers who benefit from the tax exemption from capital gains. What exactly are gilts? These UK government bonds, or debt securities, are issued to finance public expenditure. Their appeal lies in their low-risk nature and guaranteed income.

Taxing times for 2023

A year marked by several tax changes that impacted higher-rate taxpayers

As we approach the end of the year, taxpayers should begin assessing their tax obligations. This is not a task to be left to the eleventh hour, especially considering tax changes coming into effect in 2024.

Decoding auto-enrolment

Good news on the horizon for future retirees

For employees, auto-enrolment is a crucial component of everyone’s retirement strategy. Understanding auto-enrolment becomes critical as we increasingly know the need for adequate retirement preparation. Historically, while some companies offered their employees the chance to contribute to a pension fund for retirement preparation, others did not.