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The staggering economic effect of the pandemic [in numbers]

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16th March 2021 While the coronavirus may have had a devastating impact on the health of the nation, it’s also resulted in one of the biggest economic shocks the country has ever experienced. From falling tax revenues to increased public spending, the government’s economic response saw public sector net borrowing rise from £55 billion in […]

Budget 2021 – The winners and losers

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3rd March 2021 A year ago, Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget just as the pandemic began to take hold. While his £30 billion package sounded significant, it’s a sum that has paled into insignificance over the last 12 months as the chancellor has spent £280 billion shoring up the UK economy. As the chancellor […]

Your Q4 2020 investment update

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14th January 2021 It’s fair to say that 2020 was a tumultuous year for investors. The coronavirus pandemic affected almost all aspects of the economy, and global share prices were hit as businesses were forced to scale back operations and, in many instances, close. Despite this, the news of effective vaccines meant that Q4 saw […]

3 easy ways to get your pensions in order in 2021

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14th January 2021 These days, it’s unlikely that your retirement income will simply come from a combination of one Final Salary pension and the State Pension. As workers increasingly change jobs and careers throughout their lifetimes, income in later life will probably come from a range of sources. You may enter retirement with multiple smaller […]

Inheritance Tax and gifting guide

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8th December 2020 If your estate could be liable for Inheritance Tax (IHT), gifting is one solution for passing on wealth while reducing the bill that could be appropriate for you. Our latest guide explains the basics of IHT and what you need to consider if you want to make gifting part of your long-term […]