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The Financial Education Project Team

Last week a team of our level 5 students delivered financial education classes to children at St Edwards Prep school in Cheltenham.  The workshops were designed in association with a charity called Redstart Educate who aim to teach financial…

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Level 6 Laser Tag Event

Last night our level 6 students along with some of the Accounting and Finance Lecturers braved the freezing temperatures and played laser tag in Gloucester.  A great night was had by all with Ben winning overall…….although the Lecturers I am…

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Perception of Wealth

When a sports car speeds down the street one of the thoughts that many people will have is ‘whoever is driving that car must be wealthy’. We associate wealth with physical property, a car, clothes, or a holiday…

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Pensions

Pensions. Everyone’s heard of them. It’s a source of income at retirement and could sometimes be the only one. But what exactly is a pension and what benefits do they offer? According to Aviva (2018) and Legal &…

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Welcome to 2019

And what a busy year it looks set to be……Brexit is only weeks away and still no sign of a deal. Markets are volatile and many businesses are sitting tight waiting for the outcome. Much speculation is being…

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Investing and the risks?

Investing, a way to make money by being smart rather than working hard. Investing is a brilliant way to make money, with the chance to return a substantial amount upon that invested. People assume that investing is only…

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Mortgages

For the majority of students, the prospect of getting a mortgage is daunting. The thought that soon enough, we will be moving outside the comforts of our family home and having to pay for ourselves can be frightening….

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Student Loans – How do they work?

The first topic to be introduced as part of our Personal Finance feature is UK student loans and how they work. There is a common misconception amongst students surrounding tuition fees and the copious amount of ‘debt’ that…

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Digital Services Tax

For years large tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon have paid minimal tax in the UK despite having enormous revenues. For example, Google paid tax of £50m on revenues of £5.7bn, Facebook paid £15.8m in tax…

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Budget Reaction from an Expert

Following the Autumn Budget 2018, we paid a visit to Hazlewoods, one of the UK’s Top 30 independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, to obtain budget reaction from tax expert Ruth Dooley. Here is what she had to…

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