How to take a “holiday” in your own home

After a difficult year, many people have been looking forward to getting away somewhere new to relax. But with holiday destinations facing Covid-19 challenges and new restrictions, summer holidays could be at risk again. Despite the vaccination programme rolling out and social distancing restrictions beginning to ease across the UK, prime minister Boris Johnson has … Read more

What does “rebalancing” your portfolio mean and why is it important?

When discussing investments or reading the news, you may have heard the phrase “rebalancing”. It’s an important part of making sure your portfolio continues to reflect your goals, but it can be overlooked or misunderstood. Read on to learn what rebalancing involves and why it’s part of investment strategies. Investing: A long-term game Before we … Read more

Employee benefits that self-employed workers miss out on, and how to bridge the gap

There are more than five million self-employed workers in the UK, according to government statistics. This figure is rising, with around one in six people now working for themselves. There are advantages to being self-employed, but some workers could be missing out on benefits worth thousands of pounds compared to their traditionally employed contemporaries. The … Read more

Investment market update: March 2021

During March there were reasons to be optimistic. In fact, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) raised global growth forecasts following Covid-19 vaccination and stimulus package news around the world. It’s now expected the global economy will expand 5.6% this year. Despite the pandemic dominating headlines, a survey from the Bank of America … Read more

Team News

Our major team news this month was Becketts being crowned Adviser Firm of the Year (North West) by Professional Adviser magazine! We were honoured to be finalists in two further categories – “Best Client Engagement” and “Paraplanner of the Year” for our colleague Mr Mark Brown. You can read the full blog on our success … Read more

Becketts awarded “Adviser Firm of the Year – North West” by Professional Adviser magazine

Becketts are delighted to announce that we have been awarded “Adviser Firm of the Year – North West” by the Professional Adviser magazine. We were honoured to be finalists in two further categories – “Best Client Engagement” and “Paraplanner of the Year” for our colleague Mr Mark Brown. To be recognised for the extremely hard … Read more

Your 2021 Budget summary

On Wednesday 3 March, Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget as chancellor. The Budget outlines the state of the economy and the government’s spending plans. The World Health Organization declared Covid-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020, the same date as the 2020 Budget. Since then, the pandemic has led to lockdowns, restrictions, and an … Read more