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Should I do buy-to-let as a Limited Company?

Should I buy to let as a Limited Company? One of the most frequently asked questions by prospective and existing landlords is whether buying to let as a Limited Company is an option worth exploring. This is because tax breaks for individual landlords have been greatly reduced. So what are the benefits of buying as […]

Seasonal financial planning for 2024

Seasonal financial planning

How do you plan your finances by season? There is no set order in which to deal with your finances. However breaking things down into months or seasons can make planning your finances easier and more fun. The financial advisers at Sterling & Law have broken down financial planning into seasons to make the task […]

Protect yourself from scams and scammers

Many of us believe that we are too experienced to be scammed. The ugly truth is that nearly 45% of all UK crime committed in 2022 against individuals was fraud through scamming. Scammers are becoming cleverer and more sophisticated, and scams are on the increase. The consequences are horrendous for the victim, and some have […]

Is your workplace pension going to be enough?

Is your workplace pension going to be enough? The government introduced auto-enrolment in 2012 to help more people save for their retirement. At first glance, it has been a rip-roaring success. Workplace pension participation has doubled from 42% in 2012 to 86% in 2021. It started off with the biggest employers enrolling new staff into […]

The simplest way to pay your inheritance tax bill

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The simplest way to pay your inheritance tax bill Life is complicated, and so is tax. That’s why we’ve written this article about the simplest way to pay your inheritance tax bill. If your estate is large enough, your beneficiaries may well end up paying inheritance tax on your death. Large enough? Well, if you […]

A mortgage real life story

A mortgage real life story

Mortgage Real Life Story: Helping a Couple Get a Good Mortgage Deal Analysts say that the Bank of England is caught between a rock and a hard place. They have a choice between allowing inflation to run riot or killing borrowers with ever higher interest rates. We see the numbers, but how does it affect […]

What does an estate planner do?

In this article, we answer the following question – what does an estate planner do? We offer a short overview of what estate planning is along with information on the role estate planners perform for their clients. If you are looking to reduce tax on your estate, or a looking to preserve your assets, read […]

10 ways to avoid inheritance tax

10 ways to avoid inheritance tax Sterling & Law

10 ways to avoid inheritance tax in the UK With more and more people breaching the IHT threshold, finding ways to avoid inheritance tax is becoming a crucial part of the financial planning process. Receiving a large inheritance tax (IHT) bill can be a daunting prospect. For those with substantial estates, the potential tax burden […]

Manage money better during the cost of living crisis

Manage money better during the cost of living crisis

How to manage money better during the cost of living crisis Looking for ways to manage money better during the cost of living crisis? I was at the supermarket at the weekend and overheard an outraged couple discussing the dramatic increases in prices They’d noticed that the price of a loaf of bread had gone up […]

Plan for the future whilst living in the present

Living in the present

Plan for the future whilst living in the present Planning ahead whilst living in the present must be one of life’s toughest balancing acts. How do you simultaneously plan ahead whilst living in the present? We are constantly bombarded with how important these things are individually, yet, if you had to focus on only one […]