Financial Advice Articles

Don't get caught out by the unexpected

Farmers work tirelessly to run an efficient and profitable business and to provide an income for...

Trustee investments...take advice

The role of trustee is not to be undertaken lightly, especially as trustees are personally liable...

New face at independent financial advisers

Independent financial advisers in Essex, Birkett Long, has welcomed a new face – financial...

How much are Mum and Dad really worth?

As a parent, you want to provide the best for your children and plan for their future.  As...

Workplace pensions auto enrolment

Over the next few years all employers will have to auto-enrol all “eligible” workers...

A year in the life of Birkett Long - what we've been up to

With our South Essex office now over a year old, working with clients and business partners is...

Behind every good law firm...is a great accounts team

The Accounts team at Birkett Long looks after the financial management of the firm - a very...

What...or whom...do we need to protect?

We insure our homes, our cars, our phones and our holidays but sometimes we forget to insure...

Lifes inevitabilities

The fact that you will need a funeral is one of life’s inevitabilities.  However, the...

EIS and VCT

One of the negatives for pension savers is the new annual £50,000 limit on contributions,...

Action before tax year end 5 April 2011

For individuals with a "relevant income" of £130,000 or more (i.e. effected by...

Venture Capital Trusts

Interest in Venture Capital Trusts ('VCTs') has been subdued for the past couple of years....

ISA limits increased

The Government has announced that the annual ISA investment limit will be increased from...

Annuity rule axed

In another major pensions concession by the coalition Government, the requirement that pension...

An unusual use of equity release

Graham and Susan had been married for more than 40 years but sadly irreconcilable disagreements...

Pensions - how much is enough?

Over the last two decades the pension barometer has swung away from the civil servant “final...

Absence of high LTV mortgages 'causing market stagnation'

The property sector is suffering as first-time buyers (FTBs) remain priced out of the market due...

Top tax tips

The current 2008/09 tax year will be remembered for an unprecedented series of financial and...