Autumn Budget 2018: Were you a winner or a loser?

Will you be better or worse off because of today’s Budget? In a relatively quiet Budget our summary answers that question, please read on to find out. Winners Earners The personal allowance and higher rate threshold will increase earlier than expected to £12,500 and £50,000 respectively from April 2019. The income tax rates and bands […]

Autumn Budget 2018: Everything you need to know

Just after 3.30 pm today the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, stood up to deliver the first Budget on a Monday since 1962 and the last before Brexit. He started by saying this would be a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and […]

Stock market fluctuations: Keeping the declines in context

Stocks market declines have once again made headlines. The FTSE 100 fell for a second day on Thursday 11th October, taking its shares more than 10% below their peak in May; the definition of a market correction. Reflecting market wide turbulence, it’s understandable if the fall has prompted a sense of uneasiness where your investments […]