Second store opening puts Inovape brand on the High Street map

Former smoker Chris Breslin turned to his pension to launch his dream of running a string of High Street e-cigarette shops.With his Solihull vaping shop performing strongly he had no hesitation in taking the same route to secure a second commercial property deal in one of the most prestigious streets in the West Midlands.His latest Inovape store on New Street, Birmingham, has been open for just over less than four weeks and is already doing five...
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Funding business growth using your pension, great idea or barking mad?

This month, the Institute of Directors (IoD) called on the government to make it easier for business owners to invest their pension into their own business. Some voices, most notably from within the pensions industry, have condemned this as too high a risk. Here I look at the risk of a pension-led investment into a business compared to other sources of funding.The ability for certain types of pension to provide financial support to SME owners is...
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Half of UK workers won’t have enough money to retire

Nearly eight million people believe they won’t have enough money to retire on, the latest research has revealed.Half of all workers aged 40-64 said they do not expect to have enough money to stop work once they reach their State Pension age, according to YouGov research for the charity Age UK.The news comes hot on the heels of our own study which showed that small business owners in Britain have unrealistic pension expectations and could be sit...
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DMACK Tyres on top of the world

Our clients are always aiming high when they launch their businesses and it doesn’t get much better than reaching the pinnacle of world rallying.After seven years and 88 events, DMACK Tyres are celebrating their first FIA World Rally Championship victory in the Wales Rally GB.Elfyn Evans and co-driver Dan Barritt dominated the grueling event, leading from start to finish.Records tumbled as Elfyn crossed the line to become the first Welsh driver...
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More advice is needed to help entrepreneurs turn pension pots into business funding

The Government is about to close an inquiry into whether Pension Freedoms have actually led to savers making informed and sensible decisions about their lifetime savings.The probe comes two years after the launch of the freedoms - which allowed anyone over the age of 55 to access their pension pots and use them as they see fit.As a Bristol-based business that advises business owners on how they can use their personal pension pots for business fun...
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