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11 Jun 2024
Supporting Joey’s Journey

Supporting Joey’s Journey

Each year, our team choose a charity to support throughout the next 12 month period.  Back in Spring 2023, we chose the Children’s Cancer & Leukaemia Group (CCLG) – specifically the Joey’s Journey Fund. Joey was born in 2020 and was very quickly diagnosed with congenital glioblastoma – a brain tumour.  Joey needed emergency surgery…

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22 Apr 2024
Go Green for Earth Day

Go Green for Earth Day

April each year is Earth Month, with Earth Day taking place today, April 22nd. This is all about raising awareness and encouraging action to support environmental projects and initiatives. But if we are serious about combating climate change and its impacts then more and more of us need to get on board and actively engage….

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11 Mar 2024
Andrew McLean promoted to lead Discretionary Growth Ambitions for Thorntons Investments

Andrew McLean promoted to lead Discretionary Growth Ambitions for Thorntons Investments

I’m delighted to announce that we have recently promoted Andrew McLean to the position of Head of Client Investments leading our DFM team managing our discretionary client portfolios. Andrew has over a decade of experience in boutique investment houses providing bespoke client investment portfolios.  He is using his experience to help Thorntons Investments scale up…

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8 Mar 2024
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

We are pleased to share this article written by our financial planning colleague, Elmira Donald. Last weekend, while on holiday in London and with half a day to spare before my flight, I thought about the best way to spend my time. I decided to visit the Bank of England. This visit wasn’t just a…

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7 Mar 2024
Spring Budget 2024

Spring Budget 2024

It has come to pass that the details of the Chancellor’s Budget are often leaked well in advance of the actual speech taking place. As such, it is often the case that there is little that catches the eye or causes us to sit up and take notice. This Spring budget falls into that category,…

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7 Mar 2024
Budget 2024

Budget 2024

The early trailers in January 2024 for what is probably Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s last ‘fiscal event’ featured Prime Minister Rishi Sunak promising “more to come” on tax cuts.  At the time, Mr Sunak’s bullish viewpoint puzzled some commentators because the Treasury had yet to receive even an initial assessment of the UK’s financial health from…

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8 Jan 2024
Tax Tip Planning

Tax Tip Planning

The final article in our series of Tax Planning Tips 2023/24. To see how we can help, please click here to get in touch.     Feed employees with free or subsidised food in a staff canteen. Where the food is available to all employees, or all who work at a particular site, there is no…

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20 Dec 2023
The Scottish Budget 2023

The Scottish Budget 2023

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Shona Robertson, faced some difficult decisions in drawing up her first Budget.  Inflation had taken its toll on spending, to which had been added new commitments such as a promised council tax freeze in 2024/25. The situation was exacerbated by the UK government’s decisions in the…

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13 Dec 2023
Tax Tip Planning

Tax Tip Planning

The penultimate article in our series of Tax Planning Tips 2023/24. To see how we can help, please click here to get in touch.     Choose the most tax-advantageous structure for your new business. When starting a new business venture, it can be difficult to predict the level of income it will generate. If losses…

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23 Nov 2023
Autumn Statement 2023

Autumn Statement 2023

Jeremy Hunt’s second Autumn Statement was set against a much less financially turbulent background than his first. However, politics still loomed large with a likely election in the next 12 months prompting calls for tax cuts from within the Conservative party. Until recently the Chancellor had attempted to stall such demands with warnings of “difficult…

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