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Avoiding scams

A survey from Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre, showed that £1.2bn is lost to investment scams in the UK every year and experienced investors are often targeted.

The New Tax Year

The new Tax Year is upon us and we have a chance to make a difference with a few allowance changes to consider, not least the continued tapering of the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB).

Our Allowances are changing

Whilst we  had no Spring Budget this year, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t things we need to consider as we head towards and then past the tax year end. Allowances are changing and some are going.

Your own 'State of the Nation'.

Spring is a time of the year when evenings get lighter and the weather gets warmer and people reflect a little. Perhaps this is also a good time to do your own ‘State of the Nation’ planning.

2018 Financial Resolutions

At the beginning a new year, you might make a few resolutions (which before long slip somewhat?). Therefore, why not consider a few Financial Resolutions.

Buy-to-let. A good investment?

The biggest winners from the budget were first time buyers with changes to Stamp Duty. Details concerning all the key changes that affect savers and investors are detailed for your information.

Cash is king – or is it?

Holding money in savings accounts and failing to invest in the stock market has cost the UK’s working adult population a staggering £94 billion over the past five years, says a new report.

Buy-to-let. A good investment?

Investing in buy-to-let property has generated very good returns over the last two decades. However, a number of factors are changing and it may no longer be such a solid long term investment.

The value of good advice

At County Financial we have always believed in the value of good financial advice, but it is still very encouraging when that opinion is reiterated by some independent research.

General Election results 2017

One of our investment partners, Brooks Macdonald, reminds us that a focus on diversifying client portfolios can provide positive returns at times of heightened political uncertainty.

Do elections effect investments

In the run up to the 2017 General Election, County Financial considers whether elections mean anything significant when it comes to making decisions regarding our investments?

The RNRB

The new Tax Year has arrived, and with it, we have a new allowance. Please welcome to the Residence Nil Rate Band.
So what does this new allowance, (the RNRB), look like?


2017 Spring Budget

Have a look in a little more detail at some of the changes made and try to fathom out some of the decisions that were made by Chancellor Philip Hammond both on the day and subsequently.

Pensions make a comeback

Many Salary Sacrifice arrangements are going to be taxed as if they were income and this means that the humble Pension plan is starting to rise to the top of the pile again.


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