28 Apr 2022

The State pension plays a major part in most people’s retirement income. You might think it strange, but we think you should imagine it doesn’t exist and might not be available in the future.How confident should we be that it will be there in the future? It is a very expensive benefit costing over £100

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Posted by Jon Lawson
26 Apr 2022

Congratulations Hannah We are delighted to announce that Hannah Newbery has achieved the ‘STEP Certificate for Financial Services – Trusts and Estate Planning’.The certificate covers a wide range of subjects including domicile and residence, intestacy rules and the importance of making a will, making best use of Inheritance Tax (IHT) exemptions and reliefs, options for

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Posted by Jon Lawson
14 Mar 2022

The negative impact this has had on markets and valuations seems so insignificant in comparison to the suffering of so many innocent people.

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Posted by Jon Lawson
11 Mar 2022

According to HMRC’s latest statistics, inheritance tax (IHT) receipts for April to November 2021 are just over £4.1 billion, which is £0.6 billion higher than in the same period a year earlier.

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Posted by Jon Lawson
2 Feb 2022

We at FiveWays keep up to date on the latest advice from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to protect you and FiveWays from the scammers.

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Posted by Jon Lawson
17 Dec 2021

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published data showing that twelve-month inflation on the consumer Prices Index (CPI) was at a new ten year high of 5.1% in November. On the old measure, still used on rail fares and student loans for example, the Retail Prices Index (RPI) has hit 7.1% for the twelve month period to November.

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Posted by Jon Lawson
1 Dec 2021

At the start of 2020, many commentators predicted flat or slightly declining house prices over the year as we waited to see what kind of Brexit trade deal the government struck with the EU. When the pandemic struck and we entered lockdown, the consensus was that prices would fall. Yet as soon as the market opened up in July, when viewings and transactions were permitted again, prices started to rise and in some areas it seems they have risen quite strongly.

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Posted by Jon Lawson
29 Apr 2021

When one of the world’s wealthiest individuals writes a book on avoiding climate disaster – and suggests changes we all need to make to our lifestyles – it is easy to be cynical.

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Posted by Jon Lawson