23rd June 2017

Photo of party goers

On Saturday 17th June, parents and teachers alike discovered their inner seventies groove and boogied in the wonderland of the Hazlegroovy Ball, celebrating 70 years of the school and shedding inhibitions left, right and centre.

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7th June 2017

Monmouth School

Of the approximate 2,500 Independent Schools in the UK, 1,301 are members of the Independent School Council (ISC), which is a record number. Each year the ISC produces a census. Here are some highlights for the 2016/2017 school year.

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9th May 2017

Salary Sacrifice

Many organisations offer salary sacrifice schemes. A salary sacrifice scheme is a contractual arrangement under which an employee accepts reduced gross pay in return for their employer providing a specific non-cash benefit.

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5th May 2017

Foreign currency

Offshore bonds are single premium life insurance policies. The bond is an investment portfolio structured in a way to combine a life insurance policy and a portfolio to create a wrapper through which investors can buy, manage and sell their assets. They provide an environment for assets to grow with little or no tax.

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5th May 2017

Retirement savers say they are still confused by the rules On the second anniversary of the pension freedoms reforms THAT took effect from April 2015, some retirement savers say they are still confused by the rules and want no more changes.

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5th May 2017

Saving for a first home or retirement at the same time The start of the new tax year on 6 April 2017 saw the launch of the Lifetime ISA (LISA), which was announced in the 2016 Budget.

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5th May 2017

Divorcees twice as likely to have no savings A daunting part of a separation or divorce for most couples is sorting out the finances. Financial disputes can be a major stumbling block in the divorce process and could take longer than the divorce itself.

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5th May 2017

Biggest investment planning challenge over the coming years for all investors Brexit has created an air of uncertainty, and no one really knows what’s coming next or what it could all mean in the long term. On 29 March, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in a letter to EU […]

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5th May 2017

Millions of Britons face financial fallout should serious illness strike It’s easy to think that we will never be diagnosed with a critical illness, particularly when we feel healthy and energetic, but we can fall ill with very little warning. A critical illness can have a serious impact not only on Your OWN life, but […]

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5th May 2017

What did it mean for your financial plans? The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Budget to Parliament on 8 March 2017. This Budget was the last one to take place in the spring. The Chancellor said last year that he wanted to simplify the whole business of setting taxes and government spending, […]

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