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6 ideas for keeping kids entertained this summer

Finding things to do during the summer holidays can be a task any year. But with most school children having been out of full-time education since March, this year may be even more challenging than usual. Luckily, there are plenty of family-friendly places to head to in Wiltshire and many…

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The common myths surrounding Equity Release

With property prices rising considerably in recent decades, it’s likely your home is one of the most valuable assets as you approach retirement. It could be used to boost your retirement income. However, research shows there’s a lack of understanding about what Equity Release means and how it can help…

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Use of Power of Attorney on the rise: Why it’s important to have in place

More people are submitting a Power of Attorney application, helping to provide security in the future should they not be able to make their own financial and health decisions. If you’ve yet to name a Power of Attorney, it’s an important step to take and can provide you with peace…

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Your Summer Statement 2020 summary

Just a few months after delivering his first Budget as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak delivered a Summer Statement, dubbed a ‘mini-Budget’ on Wednesday 8th July 2020. Back in March, some of the measures announced in the Budget focused on supporting people and businesses as the Covid-19 pandemic was taking hold. Four…

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Car scrappage: Suggested £6,000 scheme dropped

If you’re thinking about purchasing a new car, it was suggested a new scrappage scheme would be introduced in the coming weeks that could provide you with an incentive of up to £6,000. However, the government has now confirmed a scrappage scheme won’t be launched. According to a report from…

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Check your tax code, and what to do if it’s wrong

The tax code is fundamental to the operation of the PAYE system. The tax code represents the allowances (or tax-free pay) to which an employee is entitled, or, where the code is a K-code, the additional income that the employee is treated as having received. Most tax codes comprise a…

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5 great walking routes in Wiltshire

Lockdown restrictions are easing but many social activities remain off-limits. Exploring the great outdoors over the summer months can be a great way to spend your time with loved ones. Luckily, there are some excellent local walking routes in Wiltshire to visit in the coming months. 1. Take in landscaped…

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5 ways financial bias could be affecting your decisions

When we think of bias, it probably isn’t financial decisions that come to mind first. However, bias can mean we don’t focus on the facts and logic when making decisions. It often happens without us realising it and, at some point, financial bias has likely affected you. Financial decisions should…

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What do the low interest rates mean for mortgages?

In March, the Bank of England cut interest rates to an all-time low. While for savers it means interest earned will be lower, it could be good news for those paying a mortgage. The Bank of England’s Base rate has been at a low since the 2008 financial crisis when…

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Guide to getting the care you need

We’ve partnered with My Care Consultant to provide a free guide to care, designed to be comprehensive, but without being overly technical.  It has been designed to ensure that the reader gets a good grasp of the key issues involved, including the role and value of legal and financial advice,…

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