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Guide: 10 ways to make the most of your garden in 2021

After a year of lockdown measures, our gardens and outdoor spaces have become far more important. In fact, more than half of people say they get a good deal of pleasure from their garden. With spring arriving, now is the…

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Relief for savers as “tax day” sees government announce no significant tax reforms

Late last year, the government announced that a range of documents and consultations on future tax policies would be released after the Budget. Dubbed “tax day”, these announcements came later than usual this year to allow for greater scrutiny after…

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What would a replacement for Stamp Duty look like?

In 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Stamp Duty holiday in an effort to buoy the flagging housing market. The holiday’s success has led to calls for the tax to be abolished, or at least replaced, to give a further…

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Everything you need to know about income protection and critical illness cover

One of the lessons that the pandemic has taught us is that the unexpected can happen at any time, which is why it’s important to plan ahead. If you became unable to work due to illness or accident, it could…

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4 effective ways to boost your pension contributions

In recent years, many young people have found it difficult to balance saving with the rising cost of living. That can mean it’s sometimes difficult to put money aside for the long term. Your pension is one of the most…

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Budget 2021 – The winners and losers

A year ago, Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget just as the pandemic began to take hold. While his £30 billion package sounded significant, it’s a sum that has paled into insignificance over the last 12 months as the chancellor…

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Your 2021 Budget summary

On Wednesday 3 March, Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The Budget outlines the state of the economy and the government’s spending plans. The World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the same date…

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