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What does the Autumn Statement mean for you?

With living costs soaring, thanks to the highest rate of inflation for over 40 years, but with a budget black hole to fill, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt tried to pull off a balancing act in his Autumn Statement to promote stability and rebuild the economy, while protecting public services and supporting the most vulnerable in society.

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News

Coping with the current market turmoil

Stock markets have had more to digest in the past six months than for much of the past decade. A pandemic, war in Europe, inflation and rising interest rates have left investors’ nerves frayed. Every time markets have processed one problem, a new one has emerged. Given that there appears no immediate end to the

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long-term care

Funding long-term care

The issue of long-term care is an uncomfortable and emotive subject that many of us would understandably prefer to avoid thinking about – yet it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. In this month’s article, we look at the options available and how planning your finances now might make things easier in later life. As life

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Inheritance Planning

Should you be investing in a pension for your children?

When it comes to saving and investing, starting early gives you the best chance of building a bigger pot of money in the long term. With concern growing about how younger generations will provide for themselves financially in later life, is a pension a good way of securing your child’s financial future? With an estimated

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Investing

How can you protect your investments in current markets?

With rising inflation, the cost of living crisis and talk of recession, there’s not much good news around at the moment. The difficult financial environment and uncertainty about what lies ahead can be particularly worrying for investors. So what is driving the current market conditions, and what can you do to protect your investments? Inflation,

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Investing

Active and passive investing: what’s the difference?

Rising inflation and market volatility have reignited the long-running debate over the most effective way to deliver investment returns. In this month’s article, we look at active and passive investing – what do these strategies entail and how can they benefit your portfolio in current markets?  Global stock markets have been impacted by the effects

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