It’s been one heck of a year, but we’re all feeling happy!

What a great year! According to official statistics, life satisfaction and happiness levels are up despite Brexit, going to war because of a Trump tweet and, well, 2017 in general.

The latest ‘Personal well-being in the UK’ data, April to March 2017, issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that happiness levels in the UK have increased and general satisfaction with life overall is on the rise.

Matthew Steel of the ONS comments: “Today’s figures may surprise some, showing a small increase in both reported happiness and life satisfaction during a period that has seen political change and uncertainty.”

And it looks as though, despite the fact that the economy is in turmoil, money might just be what is keeping spirits up.

“Employment rates rose during the period covered by this report,” Mr Steel continued. “And other ONS analysis showed people perceiving an improvement in their own financial situations and in the overall economy. These are factors we believe may account for some people’s increased sense of personal well-being.”

Whilst some of us might be feeling positive about life, now is not the time to rest on your laurels and planning for the future is essential.

Our team at Beavis Morgan has over 40 years’ experience in helping clients maintain their capital value and manage their income levels to ensure that their lifestyle goals continue to be met. We proactively explore the intricacies of the tax legislation to ensure that all reliefs available to you are utilised and that your interests are safeguarded.

We can also assist you with medium and longer-term financial planning to ensure that you, your family, and ultimately future generations of your family, will benefit from your wealth, in accordance with your wishes.

Contact Alan Ford or your usual Beavis Morgan Partner to find out more.