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Team News – February 2021

Becketts started the year being successful in winning Corporate LiveWire’s Prestige award for “Financial Planning Company of the Year- Manchester & Northwest England!” To achieve this award on the back of a year like 2020 is a great testament to our team’s commitment, technical excellence and passion to servicing our wonderful clients. The start of

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10 Tips for Retirement Planning

At Becketts, we talk to clients about retirement all the time, usually aiming to answer “when?”, but are people ready for retirement? How is time going to be filled once work is over and what are they going to do with it? Once the excitement of “no more work” subsides, how do you change your

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International Day of Happiness: 5 reasons to be optimistic

Saturday 20 March is the International Day of Happiness. After the challenges of 2020, we could all use something to make us feel a little more cheerful. Yet, despite doom and gloom dominating the headlines, there are reasons to be optimistic about this year and the future. Here are just five reasons to smile. 1.

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Is the work-from-home revolution a good thing?

When the pandemic struck last year, thousands of workers began working from home for the first time. It’s changed the world of work and this situation could be here to stay. According to data from the Office for National Statistics, around a quarter of workers are currently working exclusively from home. Many more are mixing

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What support is there for struggling business owners?

With a third lockdown and reports that social distancing restrictions could last for many more months, many business owners will be worried about the impact on their operations. Covid-19 has affected lives for longer than expected when the pandemic first became widely known and even business owners initially confident in their ability to survive may

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2 top reasons why you shouldn’t just follow exciting investment fads

How many times have you heard or read about a particular stock that you should invest in? It can be tempting to follow exciting investment fads, but there are reasons why you shouldn’t. From speaking to a friend that’s made a ‘good’ investment to reading the headline news, it can sometimes seem like you’ve missed