Maybe the time is right ?

For as long as I can remember (and I am talking 30+ years) it has been stated the average age of an IFA was 58 years old. It never changes and that’s despite there being over 90% reduction in the numbers of advisers since regulation was introduced in the late 1980’s....

Change can come quickly as Sajid Javid can testify.

Well they say a week in politics is a long time. It’s now been two months since the election in December and whatever your personal opinion of politics is it cannot be denied there has definitely been a “Boris bounce” in the economy and confidence in UK PLC. This is...

The Importance of Shareholder Agreements

It’s fair to say that we work in an industry that is used to giving advice to others; typically, this advice extends to making sure clients are aware that important documentation such as Wills, Trusts etc are kept in good order. However, when it comes to having own...

Here’s to the next Decade

As many of you know, I call that time between Christmas and New year ” Thinking Time”. Things are relatively quiet,the phones aren’t ringing and we can snatch a few days with our families. I normally find time over the holiday period for a few moments of...

IFA Selling Advice

The current market for IFA practices is easy to summarise; there are lots of potential buyers looking for businesses of all shapes and sizes chasing too few willing sellers. Yet while there’s clearly no mass exodus, this sellers’ market won’t last for ever and we do...

ER-Relief

As a business owner myself, I was delighted to read in the latest Conservative manifesto that: “We want Britain to be the best country in the world to start and grow a business – a place where entrepreneurs know they can build on their ideas and find success”....