10th March 2017

Dulwich School

It was reported in The Times* earlier this month that boarding school fees are expected to exceed £40,000 for the first time this autumn, which could put them out of reach to all but the wealthiest families.

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1st March 2017

Students with exam results

There are approximately 2,500 Independent Schools in the UK. 1,280 of these schools are members of the Independent School Council (ISC). The ISC produces an annual census. The highlights of the census reported in this article reflect the position in the 2015/2016 school year.

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20th February 2017

baby

Sending your children to private schools can give them the best possible start in life, but it doesn’t come cheap. The BBC reported * the findings of a survey where 34% indicated the attraction of smaller class sizes was a major consideration and almost a quarter said they

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17th February 2017

School

It is important to understand the costs and implications of funding private education for your children. It is a major financial decision that will shape your whole life.

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15th September 2016

Parents putting financial health at risk to fund university costs When it comes to funding a university education, it is parents and grandparents who typically look to provide the money. But even though this may be the case, last year’s graduates from English universities are still left with an average of £44,000 debt (source: Sutton […]

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13th September 2016

Start thinking about preparing for any big events as soon as you can None of us know exactly what life’s got in store for us, but we know that there are a handful of major events that we’re quite likely to encounter at some stage. These include some of the great milestones of life, such […]

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8th September 2016

How the lifetime allowance reduction could impact on your retirement savings The Government has introduced comprehensive reforms to the pension rules over the previous few years. One important change, which may have been overlooked by some savers, is the reduction of the lifetime allowance that applies to pension savings. The lifetime allowance is the total […]

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6th September 2016

Time to get wrapped up? How to shelter income and capital gains For long-term investors, Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are a very tax-efficient wrapper that can hold cash savings as well as investments in stocks and shares. Savvy investors are also able to shelter income and capital gains. ISA flexibility The limit on how much […]

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1st September 2016

Are most people unprepared for retirement? People are still being left confused by pensions, with almost two thirds not understanding their key features, according to new research by Wesleyan. The research conducted by the specialist financial mutual revealed how much confusion there still is among most people when it comes to their retirement planning. Three […]

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30th August 2016

What the over 50s do with their money once the mortgage is paid off Britain’s over 50s are splashing their extra income they receive once they’ve paid off their mortgages on holidays, home improvements and gifts for their children[1], while less than one in four are using the money to top up their retirement savings, […]

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