What to Invest Your Money Into in 2021
Nov24

What to Invest Your Money Into in 2021

There are more people than ever investing these days, which could be attributed to the pandemic along with the rising cost of living in the UK. Investing can be a great option for anyone and people of all ages, but it can also be a daunting area to get started with particularly if you do not know what your options are. You must always know what you are investing in and understand the risks of doing so. Why Invest? First, it is worth...

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Where Are the UK Investing Their Money?
Nov10

Where Are the UK Investing Their Money?

With meme-stocks GameStop and AMC flooding headlines this year, interest in the stock market and investing in general has really escalated to wider audiences. And with reports in the U.S. that people invested more in the past few months than in the last 12 years1, investment enthusiasm is really at an all time high. However, where is this money being invested and which companies are seeing the benefits? Are they household names or are...

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Tax relief available for UK employees WFH
Apr09

Tax relief available for UK employees WFH

Back in October 2020, HMRC launched a brand new microservice that meant that even if you had only worked from home for one day during the Coronavirus pandemic, you could be eligible to claim for tax relief. Martin Lewis OBE has been urging employees around the UK to take advantage of this opportunity via his website, Money Saving Expert, founded in 2003. Martin Lewis wrote an article about this microservice, encouraging those who have...

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An Accountants View of The March Budget
Mar23

An Accountants View of The March Budget

Covid-19 was unkind to the British economy. Over the past year, Gross Domestic Product has shrunk by no less than 10%. If the government wants to gain back some that lost ground, it will have to incentivize the private sector and stimulate growth. However, it also wishes to rebalance public finances after losing a great deal of income in the past year. On 3 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the new budget. Read...

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The financial toll of Covid on employees and how employers can help
Nov06

The financial toll of Covid on employees and how employers can help

Talk Money Week 9-13 November Covid-19 is affecting employees’ financial health as well as their physical health. For Talk Money Week, Towergate Health & Protection is highlighting the wider and perhaps unexpected financial impacts of the pandemic and suggesting how employers are well placed to help. Brett Hill, distribution director at Towergate Health & Protection says, ‘We are outlining the financial concerns with which...

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Financial stress is the biggest mental health burden in the UK amid Covid-19
Oct09

Financial stress is the biggest mental health burden in the UK amid Covid-19

New research[1] into the impact COVID-19 is having on Britain’s mental health by the UK’s leading virtual psychology clinic, My Online Therapy, has found financial worries are taking the biggest toll.  The global pandemic has brought great disruptions, monumental challenges and major changes to the way we live our lives, all of which are pushing Britain towards a mental health crisis.  This year’s World Mental Health Day campaign...

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Recruiters’ stats reveal finance sector’s resilience during Covid-19
Sep01

Recruiters’ stats reveal finance sector’s resilience during Covid-19

FIRMS in one of Scotland’s most critical sectors have demonstrated resilience – with its jobs market continuing throughout lockdown. Recruiters specialising in Scotland’s finance sector, which accounts for 8% of both GDP and total employment north of the border, have also recorded a 283% jump in new roles marketed in June and July versus April and May. Despite this, more than half of all vacancies are seeking temporary or contractor...

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The Best Payment Providers For Your Business
Sep01

The Best Payment Providers For Your Business

Modern businesses rely on digital services and systems to perform all kinds of daily tasks, from ordering supplies to contacting clients and, perhaps most importantly, making payments too. Paying online is fast, easy, and convenient, with a lot of different options out there, and it can be quite tricky to choose between them. This is why it’s so important to take your time and compare your options, rather than diving right in...

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Location, location, location…
Oct16

Location, location, location…

  …. Do the same job and get paid up to 140% more depending on where you live!   · New research from job site reveals how salaries for exactly the same job vary based on location · Primary school teachers can earn up to 18% more in London vs. 20% less in Liverpool     Depending on where you live could see you earn up to 140% more than the national average salary for exactly the same job, new research reveals....

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Minimum wage leaving young workers behind, warns TUC
Oct03

Minimum wage leaving young workers behind, warns TUC

The TUC is warning that the national minimum wage (NMW) risks leaving younger workers behind, as it gives evidence to the Low Pay Commission (LPC). An increase to the minimum wage will come into force in April 2018, but the new top rate will only apply to workers over 25.   The TUC is calling for the top rate of the minimum wage to be extended to all workers aged 21 and above the rates for 16 to 20-year-olds to be increased, and...

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Advertised salaries hit three-year low
Sep07

Advertised salaries hit three-year low

Average advertised salaries (£32,199) are at their lowest level since April 2014 (£32,185) Vacancy surge continues – availability of roles increases 6.6% annually to 1,231,552 Southampton becomes one of the best cities to find a job – as competition per jobseekers per vacancy lowers to 0.12 Graduate salaries are up 3.6% from 2016 as latest school leavers collect their A-level results Gig economy continues to thrive despite Taylor...

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52% of working Britons are ‘just about managing’ or worse according to latest Drewberry survey
Jul27

52% of working Britons are ‘just about managing’ or worse according to latest Drewberry survey

Drewberry’s annual Wealth & Protection Survey finds that over half of Britons are now stuck in the ‘JAM’ zone. Key findings: In a JAM: 38% of working Britons regard their finances as ‘Just about managing’, while 14% describe their finances as ‘hanging by a thread’ (or worse). Spread thin: Over 1 in 4 working Britons (26%) have £100 or less a month left after paying for basic living expenses while 44% have £200 a month or less....

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Financial services staff at risk from lack of outdoors
Jul20

Financial services staff at risk from lack of outdoors

Financial services workers spend the least amount of time outside than any other industry and are potentially at risk of vitamin D deficiency, spending just 34 minutes outdoors during a day, according to new research. Bankers, accountants and bookkeepers are amongst the UK’s most outdoor-starved job roles, according to a survey of 2,000 UK workers carried out by outdoor furniture e-tailer, Alfresia.co.uk. Those working in the city are...

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Stress in the City – calls for finance industry to tackle widespread stress
Jun29

Stress in the City – calls for finance industry to tackle widespread stress

Firms need to show bravery and openness to address the problems with stress and mental health in the city, say the Health Insurance Group. They claim that unknowns surrounding so-called hard Brexit, dwindling job security, increased regulatory scrutiny and long working hours are taking a toll on the mental health of those working in the city’s financial sector. The global financial crisis, the resulting meltdown, and the subsequent...

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Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017
Jun29

Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017

Insurer named the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector NFU Mutual is delighted to announce that its Professional Trainee scheme has won Gold at The Job Crowd Top Companies For Early Careers 2017/2018 awards. The Stratford-upon-Avon based insurance, investments and pensions business was ranked the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector for companies with...

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