A drama-free Budget

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Cartoon of Chancellor's red case

Chancellors of the Exchequer like to spring a Budget surprise when they can. Usually the final flourish in the speech to the House, it’s become known as the ‘rabbit out of the hat’ by the media.

Bring back our canal

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Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust chairman, Bernie Jones, with Robert Nicholas Financial Advisers director, Steve Graves

The canal is a key feature of Newport. It’s a beautiful, tranquil space cutting across the north of the town. It is teeming with wildlife and is maintained and improved by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Getting to grips with inheritance tax

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Understanding inheritance tax and the way it could affect your estate when you die is key if you are to get the most out of financial planning for your family’s future.

Thoughts turning to university costs

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a line-up of university graduates in university costs blog post

As year 13 students around the country begin heading into exam season, many parents’ thoughts turn to putting them through university. Such an education is an aspiration for many young people – but at what financial cost?

Pension changes hidden in the Budget

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UK biometric passport

One or two notable exceptions for self-employed people aside, this week’s Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer has been widely viewed as something of a non-event for most people. However there is usually something worthy of note tucked away in the detail, even if the Chancellor doesn’t make it part of his speech…

Give financial security this Christmas

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Blue piggy bank in front of blurry Christmas tree

With Christmas on the horizon, making an investment for your children or grandchildren is a great way to give them a financial start in life, long after the festivities are over. It may not have the same appeal as a beautifully wrapped present under the tree but they will thank you for it years after they’ve finished playing with the latest toy!