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  • 29 July 2022

    Save money this summer

    By FMB

    The cost-of-living squeeze is hitting people’s pockets hard and with the children off school for almost seven weeks this time around, we thought some money saving tips and tricks wouldn’t go a miss to help save some £££ on any upcoming family days out.

    Days Out

    2-4-1 adult tickets to major UK attractions Kelloggs are currently running a 2-4-1 promotion on adult ticket to

  • 28 July 2022

    Blackpool here we come!

    By FMB

    We have been shortlisted as finalists in the biggest business women's awards outside of London. The Enterprise Vision Awards have been running for over ten years. It is organised by Coral Horn and her team at Pink Link, a business network organisation which covers the North West and beyond. Held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, there will be over 600 guests in the

  • Quality of life as we age

    It is a simple fact of life that as we all get older, we have to grapple with our own mortality and as the general age of the world population increases, quality of life is of a much more acute concern.

    To put it simply, the older we all get, the more things deteriorate and the more we need increasingly significant medical care. According to the

  • A new investor sentiment survey* shows that, while investors are concerned about both the economic impact of the war in Ukraine and rising inflation, they remain confident about the stock market outlook and are not adjusting their portfolios just yet.

    Two thirds of investors surveyed said they expect the ongoing conflict to result in higher energy prices, while 64% expect

  • Is it time to revisit your IHT strategy?

    Latest data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed IHT receipts for April 2021 to March 2022 were £6.1bn, 14% (£0.7bn) higher than in the same period 12 months earlier.

    Factors at play

    Receipts have increased partly due to higher death rates during the pandemic, as well as due to the rise in property prices which has seen more

  • 12 July 2022

    Trust Registration Service Update

    By FMB

    Delayed, but not for long...Trust Registration is coming September 1st

    The Trust Registration Service (TRS) opened in 2017 with the aim of digitalising the trust registration process. Following the UK’s adoption of the EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) in 2020, changes to the TRS were required in order for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to fulfil its

  • In the first study of its kind*, researchers have distinguished the personality traits most common among self-made millionaires versus those who have inherited their wealth. 

    The study analysed a sample of wealthy individuals according to the so-called ‘Big Five’ personality traits:

    • Openness (curious vs cautious)

    • Conscientiousness (efficient vs disorganised)

  • Research* suggests that nearly one in five people are, or will be, financially worse off due to their divorce, and that many divorcees struggle to make ends meet after separating from their partner.

    The statistics make for worrying reading. A third of divorced respondents said they were forced to take money from their savings to supplement their finances, 20% had to use

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