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12 Mar 2020
UK Government Budget 2020

UK Government Budget 2020

Rarely have we seen a Budget delivered against such a dramatic existential threat to the global economy.  The fact that the Coronavirus will have a major impact on the major economies of the world is not in dispute.  The extent of that impact on the UK economy is a significant judgment call for a Chancellor…

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10 Mar 2020
In your Shoes

In your Shoes

David Holmes is Head of Business Development at Thorntons Investments. Based in Dundee and Edinburgh, Thorntons Investments provide both Financial Planning and Discretionary Investment services. David is responsible for the distribution and marketing of their  investment services to financial advisers across the UK and for relationships with key partners and professional connections. This article was…

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5 Mar 2020
Tax Allowances, use it or lose it

Tax Allowances, use it or lose it

There are a number of exemptions and allowances that an individual can use in relation to their personal tax position and as we approach the end of the UK’s fiscal year on 5 April, it is important to try and use these, where appropriate, especially as a number of them cannot be rolled forward, so…

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27 Feb 2020
 Exam Success leads to promotion!

 Exam Success leads to promotion!

Sarah Peter joined Thorntons Investments in 2015 as a Portfolio Assistant, supporting the Portfolio team, helping to ensure clients receive the highest level of service for their investments. Over the last few years, Sarah’s commitment has seen her juggle a full time role, and a busy family life with completing a University Degree in Business…

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13 Feb 2020
Optimising financial legacy in St Andrews

Optimising financial legacy in St Andrews

Please see this press release from our colleagues, Thorntons Law LLP, about the forthcoming Breakfast Seminar in St Andrews on 25 February 2020.   NEWS RELEASE – January 2020 Optimising financial legacy in St Andrews Residents in St Andrews are urged to attend a free breakfast seminar next month which aims to enable attendees with best…

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4 Feb 2020
Why is Culture so important? 

Why is Culture so important? 

Improving culture and governance in regulated firms has always been a major priority for the FCA, but what does it mean and how does it benefit consumers?   The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) came into force for FCA solo-regulated firms in December 2019.  The aim of this new regime is to encourage a…

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14 Jan 2020
Kicking off our charity year with a Big Charity Quiz

Kicking off our charity year with a Big Charity Quiz

Each year our staff choose a charity to support – it’s normally something that has affected a member of the team personally, and this year is no different. In recent years, we’ve supported charities including Scottish Cot Death Trust, Beat Eating Disorders and CICRA (Crohn’s disease).  To raise money, we have a regular tuck shop,…

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9 Jan 2020
IHT Planning and AIM

IHT Planning and AIM

Paying taxes unfortunately is a fact of life, and nearly all of them come before death.  The exception to the rule is Inheritance Tax (IHT). When it comes to thinking about life after we are gone, however, many of us are uncomfortable discussing this with our families. The danger is that, if no forward planning…

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