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16th May 2013

Planning Early Can Help Children Manage Wealth

In a long overdue announcement, Michael Gove, the Education Secretary has signalled that all children will be taught personal finance under the new revised national curriculum. I am delighted that the need for a basic level of financial knowledge at school has been recognised. The younger generation face huge financial challenges in the coming decades – funding university fees, buying a first house and adequate pension provision to name but three key issues.

15th May 2013

Launch Party at Exeter Golf and Country Club on 14 May

Thank you to everyone who attended our launch party at Exeter Golf and Country Club and made it a most enjoyable and memorable evening, as well as a raising £237.55 for FORCE Cancer Charity. A big thank you to Justin Urquhart-Stewart as our keynote speaker, who gave a highly informative and entertaining talk. Press coverage in the Western Morning News.

9th May 2013

Social Care Reforms

After seemingly endless debate and discussion, this week sees social care as one of the flagship issues to be included in the Queen’s speech for the coalition government’s plans for the next session of parliament. The admirable aim of the reforms is to put the social care sector alongside the NHS at the heart of the welfare state for the first time, something overlooked when the NHS was set up in 1948.

2nd May 2013

How to Take the Financial Pain out of Divorce

Read the full article at Western Morning News.

2nd May 2013

How to Take the Financial Pain Out of Divorce

Many people unsurprisingly rank a divorce as one of the most stressful events in their life, as well as posing one of the greatest threats to their financial security. Even Dragons’ Den tycoon, Duncan Bannatyne, who has built up an estimated £430 million fortune, is not immune from these pressures as his recent divorce shows.

26th April 2013

Seabrook Clark nominated ‘Adviser of the Week’ by Unbiased.co.uk

We are delighted to be nominated the 'Adviser of the Week' by Unbiased.co.uk to recognise our promotion of professional advice in engaging and interesting ways. This included the launch of our new website last month, our weekly expert column published on Thursdays in the Western Morning News and online www.thisisdevon.co.uk.

25th April 2013

New Reforms Highlight the Importance of Wills

Children with wealthy parents who die without making a will could lose out under proposed changes to inheritance laws contained in recent draft legislation. If there are no children, then the spouse could take the entire estate.

18th April 2013

Survey Brings Hope of Housing Market Recovery

As milder Spring weather has finally arrived and the daffodils are in bloom, I am delighted to read that Britain is poised for a housing market revival, according to the respected Ernst & Young ITEM Club.

18th April 2013

Survey Brings Hope of Housing Market Recovery

Read the full article at Western Morning News.

17th April 2013

Nearly 1 in 4 Lose Track of Pensions

According to a recent Age UK Survey, 23% of UK adults have lost track of at least 1 pension, creating confusion and uncertainty over retirement saving plans. The average person aged over 65 has worked for about six different employers, according to Age UK. Younger generations, those aged 25-34, have already worked for at least six employers.

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