Can you afford to leave…

Posted on 26th Aug 2020

In the sixth instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at how the state benefit system has come under more intense scrutiny during the pandemic and highlighted some serious gaps. There is nothing quite like a crisis to show...[more]

Child Trust Funds: A useful nest…

Posted on 26th Aug 2020

In the fifth instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at how the first Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are due to mature this September, giving those who turn 18 in that month access to a useful nest egg. The...[more]

Time to review your drawdown plans?

Posted on 14th Aug 2020

In the fourth instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at why many people may need to reduce the income they are taking from their drawdown pension funds in light of recent falls in the value of their investments...[more]

Planning towards your century

Posted on 14th Aug 2020

In the third instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at how much the quality of a long life depends on how well we’ve planned for it. The number of people who celebrate their 100th birthday has quadrupled in...[more]

Estate planning health check

Posted on 11th Aug 2020

In the second instalment of our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look at how the Covid-19 pandemic has provided many people with an awkward reminder of things they prefer to ignore, particularly estate and will planning. Key workers have become much...[more]

Holding Your Nerve With Your Investments

Posted on 7th Aug 2020

Through our Summer Financial Focus, here at SG Financial Services we look to bring you an overview on how these globally altered circumstances may impact on your own financial positions. Nobody could have predicted how the last few months have turned out. The disruption to...[more]

Who Benefits From The CBILS Change?

Posted on 5th Aug 2020

Having seen rapidly growing, early-stage SMEs fall foul of the “undertaking in difficulty” test when applying for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (“CBILS”), the rule change on 30 July 2020 was welcomed. Previously, issues arose with CBILS applications from successful, early stage SMEs that...[more]

VAT cut for UK hospitality: What…

Posted on 14th Jul 2020

A temporary cut to VAT from 20% to 5% on food, accommodation and attractions in the hospitality sector has been put in place for the period 15 July to 12 January 2021. This will apply, across the UK, to: Food and non-alcoholic drinks supplied by...[more]

Eat Out To Help Out: How…

Posted on 14th Jul 2020

Restaurants and other similar establishments can now sign up to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, an initiative devised by the government with the aim of protecting hospitality sector jobs by encouraging people to safely return to dining out. The scheme will: operate all...[more]

Mini-Budget 2020: A Bitesize Guide

Posted on 10th Jul 2020

On Wednesday 8 July Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered a summer statement as he outlined his plan to support jobs and the economy as the furlough scheme winds down. Here we have outlined some of the key measures included in the statement: Six-month VAT Cuts for...[more]

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