On June 13th, after Alana was shortlisted, client managers Alana Quinn and Ceara McGrory travelled to the Professional Paraplanner Awards in London. We were then extremely delighted to find out several hours later that Alana had been awarded ‘New Paraplanner of the Year’! Being the supers...

Some of you may remember when our client manager Sarah Stevenson went on maternity leave last August. 10 months later, we welcome not only Sarah back to the business, but also our newest addition to Murphy Group – baby Sam (who is already melting hearts)! Whilst it has been one long journ...

The Breakdown of What Happened In recent weeks, there has been mass media coverage on the high-profile suspension of Neil Woodford’s £3.7bn Equity Income fund. The fund was suffering large withdrawals (near £560m) following relatively poor performance, which subsequently set off a chain r...

In Scotland, we have a proud history of family businesses and to this day, Scotland is still dominated by largely family-run SME’s. While this is something that we should be rightly proud of and celebrate as a country, many of these businesses are inherently vulnerable and lacking essentia...

One of the common mistakes we’ve found throughout our clients’ portfolios has been neglecting, misunderstanding or missing potential within their pension. Due to changing laws and guidelines around pensions, many business owners let them fall by the wayside and leave them to the bottom of ...

If you’re looking to leave your business in the next 5 years, the time to start planning is now. In your process of working towards this, ask yourself what is your goal? What’s your number? Is it enough to buy a home? A holiday? A retirement fund? Whatever it may be, your next step is figu...

For many of our clients, business is at the very heart of everything that they do and this was certainly the case with David. In his mid-50s and the owner of a medium-sized business, David has spent his career putting his business at the forefront of his priorities – including his finance...

HMRC has announced that from April 1st, all VAT-registered businesses must keep all records and returns online. Although we’ve spoken about what this can mean for business, what does it mean for you and how can you embrace the forthcoming digital finance changes? It may be tempting to shy...

From April 1st, all VAT-registered businesses must keep all of their VAT records online with quarterly VAT returns through Making Tax Digital (MTD) Compatible Software. This is the first in a range of similar changes that are expected to continue into 2020. These changes have been introduc...