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July 16, 2018

BLOG – LIVES Superhero Week

Thompson & Richardson are proud to be helping raise money this week for LIVES, on Wednesday we shall be donning on our capes to join in with the superhero dress down. LIVES is a charity that is close to so many people hearts for all different reasons. This is the case for one of our […]

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July 13, 2018

BLOG – Buying Time

What a busy week! My 6-year old son has a social calendar that would put Paris Hilton in the shade. A playdate on Monday, Beavers on Tuesday, After school Rounders club on Wednesday and the school disco on Thursday.  My social life? Brief chats to other parents whilst ferrying son around to said activities!  All […]

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July 6, 2018

BLOG – Football’s Coming Home!

‘Jules Rimet still gleaming, 30 years of hurt, never stopped me dreaming.’ – It’s very had not to get swept up in the feel-good Euphoria of the national football team and the momentum that Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and co are instilling across the country – even for a seasoned rugby player/supporter such as myself. […]

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July 3, 2018

March For Men

Martin, family and friends, took part in the March for Men on the 30th June to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, a charity that is very close to their hearts. All 15 of the team completed the full 10k walk and so far have raised over £850 with still more donations to be received, […]

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June 29, 2018

BLOG – Steve Prepares For The 10k

Looking forward to the 10k on Sunday! I’ve done the training and I’m ready. It’s a far cry from the cancellation caused by the snow in March as we’re expecting temperatures of 25 degrees! I suppose I’ve enjoyed the training plan as it’s been a bit like trying to put Financial Plans: what targets are […]

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June 22, 2018

BLOG – It’s all about your values

After another busy week, it useful to reflect on what has been the driver to some client and business decisions recently. Personal values and integrity come to the fore time and time again -whether that be in our dealings from a business perspective, or our client work. Being clear on what you stand for is, […]

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June 20, 2018

March For Men June 2018

Prostate Cancer UK has become very close to me and my family. It’s a charity that supports families and patients through a very difficult time in their life, namely the diagnosis and ongoing treatment of Prostate Cancer. They also raise much needed funds to help research into fighting this terrible disease. This is very real […]

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June 15, 2018

BLOG – Short of full State Pension???

Many people these days are looking to retire earlier than the state pension age but how will this affect what they receive in state pension? I have seen a number of clients who are short of the full state pension and have asked, how much is it going to cost to top up my state […]

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June 12, 2018

First Time Buyer’s Relief Saves Buyer’s £159 Million!

An estimated 69,000 first-time buyers have benefited from the abolition of stamp duty land tax on properties under £300,000 According to the Government’s latest figures, in the period to 31 March this year, 69,000 first-time buyers have benefited from the abolition of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) on properties under £300,000, since it was first […]

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June 8, 2018

BLOG – Investing Ethically

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI for short, or Ethical investing) is an investment area that can often be overlooked by advisers. There is a lack of awareness about what this really means and when advisers talk to clients about SRI investing, the way the question is framed can be crucial. Simply asking if someone would like […]

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