2021 Budget – Will you be better or worse off?
We haven’t been short of financial announcements from the UK government this year, but the 2021 Budget is the most important. In this post I will run through some of the most important announcements for you. With rising inflation, increasing energy costs and an uncertain economic future means people are increasingly worried about their financial…
Chesham and Amersham by-election – Reform UK
This post marks the start of my by-election series where I will interview the candidates standing in Chesham and Amersham this month. To kick off the series, we have a local candidate and the leader of the national party. I sat down with Alex Wilson, the candidate, and Richard Tice, leader of Reform UK. This…
Should you consider the tax affairs of companies you invest in?
There’s a lot to consider when investing, from dividends to predicted performance and many other things. But, should you also consider a company’s tax affairs when you’re investing? Although ethical investing is on the rise and people are talking about it much more, tax is still rarely spoken about. Some people believe paying a fair…
New Financial Year – How my last year went
This week marks the start of a new financial year. Given this year hasn’t offered many reasons to celebrate so far, I think a new financial year merits a celebration. My next post is going to focus on my top tips to start the new financial year as well as possible – let me know…
What does the 2021 Budget mean for me?
What does the 2021 budget mean for me? Don’t worry if you’re trying to work this out still. Chancellor Rishi Sunak stood up in the House of Commons and spoke for nearly an hour this afternoon. That’s enough to confuse anyone! I’ve compiled the key points you need to know now, based on the policies…
Everything you need to know about paying tax on your UK side hustle
I’m not saying this to boast about the income, just to explain the thought process behind this article. Having gone through the process of registering as self-employed and paying tax, I know it can seem daunting and stressful. As so many people have started side hustles recently, I thought this post could help others who…
How an accountant can help you
Personal finance is personal. But, that doesn’t mean you should do everything on your own. Paying for quality services and advice from qualified professionals can help you save and even make more money in the long run. The value of advice is far greater than most people realise.
5 key money lessons from Netflix
I’ve long held the controversial opinion that you learn more about the world and society from fiction than non-fiction. The same is true for TV and film. This means you can learn key money lessons from Netflix. While watching Netflix, I started thinking about what I could learn from some of the series I’ve watched.…
Summer Statement: What does it mean for you?
It’s no secret that coronavirus has been damaging to the economy and many have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result. Pressure has been mounting on the government to increase their economic response. They delivered in a Summer Statement or mini budget on 8th July. As we move into phase two of the…