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Why over 60s might want to carry on contributing to their pension

If you’re approaching or in your 60s, it might seem a little late to be contributing to a pension to boost your income for when you retire. So, it’s perhaps no surprise that new research has revealed that pension opt-out rates are higher for over 60s than for any other age group. But should you […]

What the Base rate cut means for you

On 10th March, the Bank of England unanimously decided to reduce interest rates to bolster the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Monetary Policy Committee made the emergency decision to cut the Base rate from 0.75% to 0.25% to ‘manage through an economic shock’. So, what does the Base rate cut mean for your finances? […]

The coronavirus and your finances – what you need to know

In recent weeks, the outbreak of Covid-19 (previously known as ‘coronavirus’) has made headlines around the world. By mid March, the World Health Organisation reported that there had been more than 110,000 reported cases globally, with more than 4,000 deaths. With outbreaks recorded in locations as diverse as Austria, Iran and Singapore it’s clear that […]

Budget 2020 – Winners and losers

This week, Rishi Sunak has delivered the first Budget of the new Conservative government. With a large majority behind him, the theme of the Chancellor’s speech was to deliver the promises made in the party’s election manifesto or, as Sunak himself repeatedly said, to ‘get things done’. Of course, the coronavirus outbreak has significantly changed […]

Your 2020 Budget summary

After delays and the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Chancellor just weeks ago following the resignation of Sajid Javid, the Budget was finally delivered this week. It’s the first to be given since the UK left the EU on 31st January 2020, with the country now in a transition period, and comes amid the coronavirus […]

The top 9 things you should consider doing before tax year end guide

The current tax year ends on 5 April 2020 and this date represents the final chance to use many of your annual thresholds and allowances. And, as you don’t have the option of carrying forward many of these allowances, failing to use them means you lose them. Keeping track of changing thresholds and effectively managing […]

Is it time to abolish the Tapered Annual Allowance?

In recent months, problems with pension allowances have made national news. A particular area of concern has been the impact on NHS staff, as it has emerged that the number of members leaving the NHS pension scheme was five times higher than other public pension funds. Issues with the controversial Tapered Annual Allowance have caused […]

2 easy ways you can help us to showcase the value of financial advice

Since Depledge Strategic Wealth Management Ltd opened its doors to advising clients in 2014 we have attracted over 200 new family groups who have come to rely on our services. A large proportion of new clients have been referred from our existing clients. Word-of-mouth referrals are extremely important to us, as we want to ensure […]

Depledge named as one of just 16 top-rated financial advice firms in the UK

It has been another busy few months at Depledge and, as we head into the spring, we have several important pieces of news to share with you. Not only have we been included in a list of just 16 top-rated financial advice firms in the UK, but we’ve also been nominated for an award and […]

Everything you need to know about limited company Buy to Let

Over the last few years, there have been significant changes to the taxation and regulation of Buy to Let investments. From changes to tenancy laws to an increase in the Stamp Duty rates, landlords have been hit with a raft of changes which have seen many amateur investors exit the market. During this period, however, […]