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The cost of university: Parents expecting to pay £17,000

Going to university can be expensive. But not just for the student; parents are expecting to pay out thousands of pounds every year to help their child secure a degree. Parents anticipate spending £5,721 each year their child is at university, according to research from Lloyds Bank. Over the course of an average three-year degree,…

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Beaufort Analysis 300 – Stranger things

October is traditionally the scariest month of the year, as evenings start to get darker and days colder, our thoughts turn to the winter that is inevitably coming. The same can be said for the stock markets, as October has been historically one of the most volatile months of the year. The theory suggests that…

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Beaufort Analysis No. 299 – Deal or No Deal

In the UK, consumer confidence fell due to fears of a Brexit ‘no deal’ and the outlook for personal finances weakened which could indicate a slowdown in consumer spending in the lead up to the Brexit deadline, now only six months away. If the UK and EU were unable to reach a withdrawal agreement, there…

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Beaufort Analysis 298 – ‘War, what is it good for?’

UK inflation surprised to the upside hitting a 6-month high of 2.7% in August, exceeding economist expectations of 2.4%. Sterling rose on the back of this data, which was driven by an increase in prices for recreational goods, transport and clothing. This unexpected spike narrows the gap between inflation and wage growth; data for the…

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Could you help your children have a £1 million pension?

Using your gifting allowance effectively could mean you’re able to leave your children or grandchildren a significant, tax-free gift behind in the form of a £1 million pension. Discover the steps you can take to reach this goal. With auto-enrolment now in full force, the topic of saving for retirement has never been more relevant…

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