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Understandably, the topic on many people’s minds is elections. Given the UK General Election on the 4th of July, we have been getting asked more frequently how any result is likely to impact investment markets, and therefore an investment portfolio. We know uncertainty leads to volatility in investment markets. Investment markets are forward-looking hence known …

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As we welcome summer, the weather seems to be playing tricks on us. The recent spell of cold and wet days has left us all wondering if we skipped right past the sunny season. Despite the lack of summer warmth, we are thrilled to share some wonderful news and updates from Eldon. Find out more …

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There has recently been an influx of convincing scams circulating the UK and with the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continuously progressing, so are the methods fraudsters use. It is important to stay alert and take preventative measures to help avoid these scams. What can you do to avoid a scam? Treat all unexpected communications …

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HMRC APP

HMRC have made improvements to their mobile phone app which could help individuals to find information and manage taxes, without needing to pick up the phone. The app allows you to: • Check your PAYE tax code – this ensures you are paying the correct amount of tax on your income. • Claim a P800 …

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For working parents, there have been some recent changes to the benefits available from the Government, which are coming into force during the 2024/2025 tax year. Two of the main changes were announced in the Spring 2024 budget which affect Child Benefit, as well as the provisions for free childcare. Child Benefit Child Benefit is …

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The 2024 Spring Budget announced the launch of British Savings Bonds. British Savings Bonds are a savings account offered by National Savings & Investments (NS&I) and are intended to be priced mid-market in relation to similar products with the aim of savings being “invested back into supporting the UK”. The account on offer is a …

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With the 2024/25 tax year fast approaching, it’s worth considering the various allowances available to individuals. Such allowances will ‘reset’ from the beginning of the new tax year; 6th April 2024. Below, we have outlined some of the key considerations and the current rules: ISA Allowance This is the maximum amount that can be invested …

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Earlier this month, we welcomed Laura to Eldon. Laura will be strengthening the administrative arm of our team. Below is a short introduction from Laura: “I moved back to the North 6 years ago after living in London for several years, where I worked in the city for a boutique VCT investment company. Since moving …

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There were no great surprises in the Spring Budget announced on Wednesday 6th March 2024. We’ll consider the impact for each of our clients at their planning meetings but for those who would like a general update, we’ve set out some of the key takeaways below: National Insurance The big saving this time was a …

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The government has announced that it will put legislation in place to allow parents and carers to apply for National Insurance Credits where they have not claimed Child Benefit, to ensure that people do not miss out on their State Pension entitlement. In most cases, you can get a full State Pension if you have …

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