Posted by Andrew_Smith on Thursday 5th of November 2020
You may have already arranged a Will* to deal with matters in the event of your death, but have you considered what would happen if you became unable to handle your affairs while still alive?
Peace of mind
Have you considered how a physical or mental illness could affect your ability to manage your personal affairs? If the prospect of this worries you, you should consider setting up an LPA. This is a legal document which allows you to appoint one or more people to either help you make legal decisions, or to make them entirely on your behalf....
Posted by Andrew_Smith on Monday 2nd of November 2020
UK Government financial support for business, employees and self-employed
Updated 2 November 2020
In the Budget 2020 on Wednesday 11 March, the Chancellor announced significant support for businesses and individuals to financially survive the coronavirus pandemic. This evolved throughout the summer with more support and schemes extended.
On 24 September 2020, Rishi Sunak announced the Government’s Winter Economy Plan designed to continue to help businesses and individuals in light of the re-introduced social restrictions and the risi...
Are you engaged with ‘good’ investing? Socially Responsible Investing and Environmental, Social and Governance Investing explained.
Posted by Andrew_Smith on Wednesday 21st of October 2020
Social and environmental change is accelerating at pace, with climate change one of the biggest issues facing humanity today. Recent climate protests around the globe have raised awareness and prompted many people to question their personal and corporations’ impact on the environment. This heightened awareness has transcended to investment preferences.
Ethical investing traversed into the mainstream as people increasingly choose to allocate their investable funds towards companies whose values and practices align with their personal belie...