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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Business News

Preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney makes financial sense

A FUNDAMENTAL principle of financial planning is looking ahead and putting arrangements in place to cover potential eventualities in life.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Make sure new pension rules are working for you

THE changes around the pension rules highlight the importance of reviewing retirement plans taking into account income requirements later on in life.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Couples could be better off

JOINING forces as a couple can prove very powerful for your finances. Making use of your joint tax allowances can help with your current wealth, while financial planning as a couple can also reduce the inheritance tax liability for your beneficiaries.

Last updated 19 March 2015
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Menswear shop loses out in fashion battle of the sexes

hxKatieKerr33ct A CORBRIDGE business is making big alterations to accommodate its sizeable success.

Last updated 17 March 2015
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Time to consider ISA switch

THIS is the time of year we remind our clients to use as much as possible of their annual ISA allowance, which, if left, cannot be rolled over to the next tax year.

Last updated 18 February 2015
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Pension changes make divorce more flexible

WHETHER we like it or not, marriage today seems to be a case of ‘from this day forth, till death (or divorce) do us part’ – with the latter being the more common.

Last updated 9 February 2015
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Savers can gain from the Chancellor’s measures

GEORGE Osborne’s 2014 Budget and Wednesday’s Autumn Statement will prove to be a watershed moment for savers in the UK.

Last updated 20 January 2015
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Cycle shop brews up a new experience

hxcyclecafe A CYCLING shop which first opened its doors in Corbridge eight years ago has moved to bigger premises to incorporate a coffee shop.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Pudding firm tastes success

A HEXHAM business, which has enjoyed the sweet taste of success, is expanding.

Last updated 6 January 2015
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Financial advice for every stage of your life

AS we get older, our financial priorities change to fit our circumstances. To achieve much-wanted financial security, there needs to be re-evaluation at every life step at the very least.

Last updated 8 December 2014
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Structured products can boost your returns

EXPECTATIONS that UK interest rates will not rise in the near future were boosted by a dovish set of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee minutes last month showing the majority of members are far from convinced by the case for an early increase.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Take a structured approach to your savings

SAVERS excited about the new cash ISA limit announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the March budget have been disappointed with providers slashing their interest rates.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Rule changes mean it’s best to be prepared

IT is always difficult to contemplate a plan for when the inevitable happens.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Planning ahead will reduce your tax bill in retirement

TAKING advantage of all appropriate options available can help reduce your tax burden in retirement.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Taking a chance can be a good investment

BUDGET changes, together with a recent small increase in the prize fund, have made investing in premium bonds more attractive, but what are your chances of making money from these investments?

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Could the strength of the pound be eroding your returns?

OVER the last few years, sterling has strengthened as the recovery in the UK economy has become clearer and confidence has grown.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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How to invest in your children’s financial future

GAINING independence for generation Z is a difficult ride, with first time buyers having to face a struggle to get on to the property ladder and an increase in the university tuition fee cap making higher education a first step for many into personal debt.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Pension freedom welcomed, but planning remains a priority

CUTTING the pensions “death tax” to zero is the latest move announced by the Government to add more freedom and benefits to retirement saving.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Four-point plan to help region deliver more

NORTH-EAST businesses have presented the Government with a four-point plan to empower the region and deliver sustainable economic growth.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Record 30.76m people in work

UNEMPLOYMENT has seen the largest annual fall since records began over 40 years ago.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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