What we think


Hammond’s U-Turn. A National Insurance Climb Down

The Chancellor has today made a surprise U-turn on the widely criticised increase to class 4 national insurance rates from 2018, announced in last week’s Budget.  Whilst we welcome the climb down, it is worth noting two things. First, the threshold at which the higher rate of class 4 NIC is applied increases from 6… Read more


Albert Goodman Financial Planning strengthens with key appointment

Albert Goodman is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Musson to the Financial Planning team, based at the firm’s headquarters in Taunton. Bringing more than 30 years’ experience to the firm, Claire is a qualified Certified Financial Planner and has particular expertise in providing advice on complex pension issues, including final salary schemes and retirement… Read more


Halstock England and Albert Goodman

Halstock England represents British craftsmanship at it’s very best. Designing, manufacturing and installing luxurious bespoke interiors from their base in West Dorset, Halstock have been described as ‘true masters of their craft’. Working with only the best designers, cabinet makers, project managers, veneerers, finishers and fitters, passion for creating the very best interiors flows through the… Read more


Budget 2017 highlights

The main points announced and confirmed today were: Individuals Personal allowance confirmed to increase to £11,500 from April 2017 and £12,500 by 2020 Higher rate threshold to increase to £45,000 from April 2017 and £50,000 by 2020 Class 2 will still be abolished from April 2018 Class 4 national insurance on self-employed will increase to… Read more


Sheppys Cider and Albert Goodman

Sheppys Cider have been craftsman cidermakers for over 200 years. Always living in Somerset, the Sheppy family still continues the ancient combination of farming with cider-making. Farming 370 acres at Three Bridges Farm since 1917, three generations of the Sheppy family have weathered the ups and downs of farming and cidermaking by embracing change and… Read more