Tax Break Removed from Termination Payments

19th June 2018

Leaving any role can be difficult but on some occasions a termination payment – paid in the event of dismissal, redundancy or retirement – can help ease the financial impact of a change in circumstances. Until this year if you had worked overseas for a set amount of time... read more

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Deferring a State Pension

18th June 2018

Until recently it was possible to defer a State Pension in favour of a lump sum. However from 6 April 2016 this option is no longer possible, although the pension can be deferred in exchange of an increased regular State Pension at a later date. If you chose to... read more

Posted in: News, Pensions

New Tax Allowance for Those Letting Property

31st May 2018

A new £1,000 allowance for property and trading income came into effect during 2017/18. The allowances are of most benefit to micro-entrepreneurs, such as those with secondary incomes who, for example, let property through sites such as Airbnb and trading via e-marketplaces. The allowance can be claimed against property/trading... read more

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Do I need more than one Will?

23rd May 2018

It would seem that the nature of Will writing does not necessarily accommodate for a globally mobile lifestyle, a lifestyle which is becoming increasingly common and one we help clients to financially negotiate every day. If you own assets in more than one jurisdiction, it can be difficult to... read more

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The pitfalls of DIY Wills

9th May 2018

Latest figures reveal only 59% of the UK have written a Will. Of those people, 6% have chosen to write a DIY Will. While there are some advantages to ‘create-your-own’ Wills, there are even more pitfalls. Here, we explore some of the reasons why DIY Wills may not be... read more

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The effect of marriage and divorce on your Will

23rd April 2018

According to latest data from the Office of National Statistics, there were 245,513 marriages and 107,071 divorces in England and Wales in 2017. Given these figures it is useful to consider what happens for the couples who already have Wills in place when their circumstances change. We take a... read more

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Common-Law Marriage – Will my Partner Benefit?

14th February 2018

The phrase ‘common-law marriage’ tends to be a familiar one and refers to a situation in which a couple is considered married, without having formally registered their relationship. When considering estate planning though there is a misconception that if you live with someone, your assets will simply pass to your... read more

Posted in: Estate Planning, Inheritance Tax

Combining Families – Tips for Writing a New Will

9th February 2018

When most couples write a new Will they tend to leave everything to their partner, especially if they have children. This is due to the common belief that on the surviving partner’s death everything will simply be passed to the offspring. In many cases this approach works well. However,... read more

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Awards Success

2nd February 2018

The Fry Group celebrates awards success. Following several advisory awards won by The Fry Group at the end of 2017, two further awards have been presented to our team at Head Office in Worthing by the Chartered Insurance Institute. The Fry Group’s Compliance Manager, Fiona Ede, was awarded the... read more

Posted in: Financial Planning, News

Ethical and Sustainable Investments

30th January 2018

The concept of ethical or sustainable investment is not a new one. In essence, investments are chosen surrounding identified key values, and traditionally avoid companies which operate in sectors such as tobacco, arms or gambling. Today, ethical investment is an increasingly accessible and attractive option for investors looking to... read more

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