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Money Matters advice from the experts

A guide to buying your first home

Summer is just around the corner and, for some, the idea of buying a first home is about to become a reality.

Last updated 31 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Taking a risk for greater tax relief

wallacegromit275 In last week’s article my colleague, Graham Poles, wrote about the tax advantages of Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT).

Last updated 31 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

How to plan your home improvements

loftconversion205b Extending your home or converting a loft can be a cost effective way to considerably improve it, increase its value and avoid the disruption and costs from moving.

Last updated 25 May 2011
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Make a tax-savvy investment

dragonsden205 Tax efficient investments… is there such a thing in these turbulent economic times?

Last updated 25 May 2011
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Maximise the amount you can give to charity

Charities have been affected in recent years by falling donations as the recession has hit people hard – with reports that donations have fallen by 10 percent.

Last updated 19 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Call your firm to account

cashbox135 Businesses should use all of their assets effectively, in order to maximise bottom-line profits.

Last updated 19 May 2011
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Essential tips for arranging life assurance

In my last article, I wrote about the importance of protecting a business against the loss of a key member of the workforce. Today’s article will have more relevance to a greater number of readers as it is an area of financial planning that should concern anyone with a family.

Last updated 14 May 2011
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Arrangement fees add hidden costs to your new mortgage

LG finance0605d Spring will soon become summer and your thoughts may well turn to moving home.

Last updated 7 May 2011
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Tuition fees are a clever disguise for new tax

graduates1012 You would have to have been living on a desert island to have missed the political furore over university fees last year.

Last updated 26 April 2011
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How to make your savings work for you

savings224 It continues to be a tough time for savers and investors with the base rate still sitting at its record low.

Last updated 26 April 2011
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New Shared Equity Scheme announced

With springtime upon us once again, we are moving into what has been the traditionally busy period for the property market and there are fairly optimistic expectations at least of an increased number of transactions.

Last updated 1 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Is faster, secure banking for you?

internetbanking14 On-line banking has become increasingly popular over recent years. Adding internet banking to your business current account means that you can access your accounts on-line, whenever and wherever it is convenient and secure for you to do so.

Last updated 1 April 2011
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Guarantee cards are about to cheque out

sm cheque The cheque guarantee card scheme is due to end on June 30 this year.

Last updated 25 March 2011
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Changes ahead on pensions

sm pension The new financial year, beginning on April 6, will see the introduction of some major changes to pension legislation.

Last updated 25 March 2011
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Reaping the rewards of building your own home

To many people not involved in the property industry the thought of building your own house is daunting.

Last updated 18 March 2011
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Taxing times ahead with a new Budget

chancellor43 Spring is upon us and a tax specialist’s mind turns to …. the Budget. On March 23 George Osborne will present his second Budget and the contents will be eagerly awaited.

Last updated 18 March 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Beware card charges using plastic abroad

mbcredit Latest statistics from the UK Cards Association show that overseas card transactions by us Brits amounted to just under three per cent of all our card transactions in 2009, with 303 million separate purchases and cash withdrawals.

Last updated 11 March 2011
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Holiday homes – taxing times

mbholidayee To say that owners of furnished holiday let properties have gone through a period of great uncertainty in respect of their tax position is something of an understatement.

Last updated 11 March 2011
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Don’t let the Chancellor get his hands on your savings

The warmer days and lighter nights are returning which (usually) signals that winter is almost at its end.

Last updated 4 March 2011
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A time for family giving and sharing

maccallmagazine43 It seems a lifetime since the end of the calendar year but as we start March the end of the tax year (April 5) is just round the corner.

Last updated 4 March 2011
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