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Hacking and what to do about it

  The EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) became enforceable on 25 May 2018. GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data...

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Importance of inter-generational planning

  In recent years there has been much talk of Millennials, otherwise know as Generation Y, and Generations X and Z. These are demographic age groups much like the baby boomers. Millennials are generally accepted as having been born between 1980-1994. Generation X were...

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Don’t panic

  Those of you who have had the privilege of watching the great TV series Dad’s Army will remember Jonesy’s famous phrase “Don’t panic Captain Mainwaring!”. Of course Jonesy was always the one who was panicking not Captain Mainwaring. However, his frequent utterings...

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The perils of illiquid investments

  The ongoing saga of Woodford Capital highlights just how ruinous illiquid investments can be for investors. So, what are illiquid investments? Illiquid refers to the state of a stock, bond, or other asset that cannot easily be sold or exchanged for cash without a...

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Do your trusts need to be registered?

  The Trusts Registration Service is a recent initiative from HMRC, which requires attention from all trustees. The current rules mean that all UK trusts which declare tax to HMRC are required to register using this service. New changes have been announced, which mean...

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