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Navigating the maze of student loans: A tale about debt and conundrums

Welcome, fellow scholars, (and of course the parents and grandparents of…) to the grand adventure that is higher education! If you decide University is the right option for you, (and that’s a key decision) I’m a firm believer that the course is more important than the University you choose. One…

Ecaterina Armeanu

17th May, 2024

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An Intern’s View

Given the key to our business revolves around people, essentially our team and our clients, we are very keen to involve ourselves each year with the education and development of young people. We are very proud of our graduate development and our apprenticeship schemes, and to this end we are…

Harry Edwards

19th April, 2024

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Spring Budget

Heading into this budget, there was an expectation that there would be tax breaks to drum up support ahead of the looming general election. A follow on from the Autumn statement then, which saw National Insurance cut and new initiatives introduced to get more people back into the workforce. Despite…

Harry Edwards

15th March, 2024

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The Year of the Election

This year will be the single largest election year in history. Across six continents more than 2.5 billion people will be able to put pen to ballot paper and vote for the future of their country’s policy. It’s a chance for 30% of the world’s population to share their views…

Alex Chappell

16th February, 2024

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Will 2024 ‘Trump’ 2023?

As regular readers will know, last year was hard fought. A weighted average of our portfolio returns (after costs) produced circa 8% in the calendar year, that was achieved despite 8 of the 12 calendar months yielding negative numbers. In fact, it took until December to get ahead of our…

Ashley Brooks

19th January, 2024

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2023 Round Up

A lot happens in a twelve-month period. We live in a world full of subjective opinion, and often sensationalism, resulting in a greater risk of thinking short term and reacting in the moment. We’ve all heard the saying ‘patience is a virtue’ and it’s been absolutely required this year with…

Ashley Brooks

21st December, 2023

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Everything you need to know about the 2023 Autumn Statement

On Wednesday chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered the Autumn Statement, setting the scene by saying the UK economy had performed better than previously expected, giving them room to cut taxes and raise benefits in search of delivering growth. Ahead of his speech, Hunt faced pressure to reduce the tax burden on…

DB Wood Team

24th November, 2023

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Keeping things safe in the digital era

This week’s blog focuses on how we protect our clients against fraud and cyber crime in particular! Our insurance team often quote the statistics that sit behind this increasing problem, and worryingly, 46% of UK businesses have experienced a cyber attack in the last 12 months, a 400% increase in…

DB Wood Team

17th November, 2023

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Do The Right Thing – Our Charities Update

One of the most rewarding aspects of our work is that we are in the business of helping people. We do so by trying to make the financial lives of our clients work as effectively as possible so they can then spend time enjoying the things that are important to…

DB Wood Team

22nd September, 2023

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How much is enough?

I had a couple of weeks away on vacation recently. It’s a time to reflect and to regain some perspective on life in general, as well as to get some sunshine, which has been in short supply in the UK through July and August. Sometimes when you are further away…

Ashley Brooks

18th August, 2023

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