New Health and Social Care Tax Reforms

New Health and Social Care Tax Reforms A new health and social care tax has been introduced across the UK to pay for reforms to the care sector and NHS funding in England. Much of the revenue initially will be devoted to cutting waiting lists in the NHS, with social care receiving just £5.3bn of the £36bn expected to be raised over the next three years. Longer term, the money will be used to fund the cost of adult social… Read more »

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Actor Daniel Craig says he won’t leave great sums of money to his children; Talking about Inheritance

Actor Daniel Craig says he won’t leave great sums of money to his children; Talking about Inheritance “Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?” the Bond actor Daniel Craig told Candis magazine, adding: “I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation.” He says that his philosophy is to get rid of his fortune before he dies. Craig’s high profile and his comments on this sometimes taboo subject have opened up… Read more »

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From start-up to fast-growing business: Getting to grips with becoming an employer

From start-up to fast-growing business: Getting to grips with becoming an employer If you are thinking about employing staff, your business is obviously doing well and growing. Hiring staff is an exciting next step for any aspiring company. It may be that you have secured a large contract and need a lot more help, your workload is becoming too much for you to manage alone or you are joining up with other specialists in your field to start a new… Read more »

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Congratulations Steve Collier!

Our blog is for your general interest. Whether or not it applies to your current financial position, please feel free to share it with friends, family, or colleagues who may be interested. Congratulations are in order for Steve Collier, who has achieved his STEP Certificate for Financial Services, Trusts and Estate Planning, with Merit. What is a STEP Qualification? STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) is the international professional body for advisers who specialise in inheritance and succession… Read more »

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Achieving a Gold Standard in Pension Transfers

We’re incredibly pleased to announce that both Paul Fazackerley and George Simpson have achieved Pension Transfer Gold Standard after going through a strict application process.   What is the Pension Transfer Gold Standard? Awarded by the Personal Finance Society (PFS), the Gold Standard is a voluntary code of good practice for Safeguarded and Defined Benefit Pension Transfer advice. It is based around a set of principles designed to empower clients and help give them a better understanding of what good… Read more »

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When do you plan to retire?

Our blog is for your general interest. Whether or not it applies to your current financial position, please feel free to share it with friends, family, or colleagues who may be interested.   When do you plan to retire? Retirement may seem like a lifetime away for some, for others it may be within the next few years.  It doesn’t really matter how old you are, you only get the one chance to prepare for it and anything you do… Read more »

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Meet our team: Matt Hughes

Our blog is for your general interest. Whether or not it applies to your current financial position, please feel free to share it with friends, family, or colleagues who may be interested.   Get to know Matt Hughes, one of our Financial Planners and a Chartered Associate of The London Institute of Banking & Finance. When and why did you join Furnley House? I joined the Furnley House team in December 2019. Previously, I worked for a smaller independent advisory firm,… Read more »

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MPs vote on Brexit – don’t panic!

This week news headlines will be running into political overdrive with the latest instalment of the Brexit show as MPs vote on Theresa May’s proposed deal. Whatever the outcome, one thing we can guarantee is that the financial markets will react. How much and in what direction is entirely dependent upon the perceived impact of the vote result. If the outcome is believed to be good news for companies, the markets will move upwards, and vice versa if the news… Read more »

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