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Forecast Statement - Spring 2022

Published March 23rd 2022

Economic Forecasts, Cost of Living Measures, Taxation and much more

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his 2022 Spring Statement on 23 March, confirming implementation of the politically contentious 1.25 percentage-point rise in most National Insurance contributions, though with revised thresholds to mitigate the impact. He declared that his overall plan “builds a stronger, more secure economy for the United Kingdom.” The fiscal update included a number of specific measures and a new ‘Tax Plan’ which the Chancellor said would help families with the cost-of-living squeeze. Mr Sunak said, “People should know that we will stand by them, as we have throughout the last two years.”

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Your Home Finance - Autumn 2020

Published October 9th 2020

New property trends emerge following lockdown

The property market is gradually showing signs of recovery and a number of new trends are emerging. It’s likely that these trends will continue to influence the market over the coming months.

Your Money - Autumn 2020

Published October 9th 2020

Maintain your retirement focus, whether you’re 20 or 50+

Nearly a fifth of people (18%) aged 50 and over say their retirement plans have already been impacted or may be impacted by the pandemic, recent research has revealed2. Of these respondents, 25% say they have not been able to retire due to their finances, a fifth have had to use some of their retirement savings whilst out of work and 10% have retired sooner than they had originally planned due to redundancy caused by the pandemic.

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Your Wealth - Autumn 2020

Published October 8th 2020

Covid - a true black swan event?

The severity of the impact of the pandemic on economies and societies around the globe has been overwhelming; it seems not one person has been free of its force. However, critics are unrelenting in their claims that the ramifications could (and should) have been anticipated. Does this make COVID-19 qualify as a ‘black swan’ event?

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