Guide: 10 ways to make the most of your garden in 2021

Guide: 10 ways to make the most of your garden in 2021

After a year of lockdown measures, our gardens and outdoor spaces have become far more important. In fact, more than half of people say they get a good deal of pleasure from their garden. With spring arriving, now is the perfect time to invest in yours.

Our latest guide aims to help you get the most out of your garden, whether you love entertaining outdoors, want a space to relax, or even grow your own vegetables. Did you know almost four in ten people already grow some of their own food?

Gardening doesn’t just provide you with a beautiful extension to your home, it can help you remain active and improve wellbeing too. Whether you’re a beginner, or a budding Alan Titchmarsh, you should find something in the guide to help get the most out of your garden this summer and beyond.

Download 10 ways to make the most of your garden in 2021 to read more.

We hope you find some useful tips and inspiration for your garden.

Inheritance Tax and gifting guide

Inheritance Tax and gifting guide

If your estate could be liable for Inheritance Tax (IHT), gifting is one solution for passing on wealth while reducing the bill that could be appropriate for you. Our latest guide explains the basics of IHT and what you need to consider if you want to make gifting part of your long-term financial plan.

The guide covers:

  • What Inheritance Tax is and when it has to be paid
  • What Potentially Exempt Transfers (PET) are and how they affect IHT
  • Gifting allowances that allow you to pass on wealth or assets to loved ones free from IHT
  • How a charitable legacy can reduce an IHT bill
  • Reliefs that allow you to gift certain assets free from IHT

Click here to download your copy of the guide.

IHT can significantly reduce what you leave behind for loved ones, but there are often things you can do to reduce the bill. If you’re worried about IHT, please contact us. We’ll help you put a plan in place that considers your legacy, including gifting where appropriate.

Please note: The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate estate or tax planning.

Building Business Resilience – Episode Two

Building Business Resilience – Episode Two

Studies show that regular exercise can improve your mental health, your memory, your energy levels, and make you feel happier overall.

In episode 2 Building Business Resilience episode we bring you some essential fitness tips to consider during lockdown with top UK Strength & Conditioning Coach Trystan Bevan

Building Business Resilience – Episode One

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

It’s at times like these we need to pull together and support each other. That’s why we’ve decided to launch a project with other local business owners to help us come together, support each other and grow. The Building Business Resilience video series is our attempt at creating a sanctuary in uncertain times.

Launching today is our first video hosted by Gareth and Shane which is about managing your finances in times of uncertainty. Daniel Perrin from Daniel Perrin & Co Limited – Chartered Certified Accountants, joins us to run through the latest support available for your business and the actions you can take now to build financial resilience. To subscribe to get the videos click here: http://eepurl.com/gYXOUj

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