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Your autumn statement update, and what it means for you

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17 November 2022 It has been a tumultuous year in British politics, with three prime ministers and four chancellors holding office. After the calamitous “mini-Budget” ushered in the demise of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng, new chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his first autumn statement. Hunt’s speech came at a tricky time for the UK […]

A detailed guide to how we manage your investments

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17 November 2022 As you will appreciate, this year has been very busy, and the aim of this article is to report on some of the work that we have been undertaking and some of our underlying thought processes. Read on to find out how our investment committee operates, and how we take extensive action […]

Your Q3 2022 market update

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18 October 2022 If you are hoping to strengthen your portfolio and yield further profits this year, you might have been concerned by the volatility the markets have witnessed so far. Last quarter, we reported significant downturns across global indices, including the US S&P 500 declining by 20%, and the UK FTSE All-Share experiencing a […]

3 ways a weak pound could directly affect your money

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18 October 2022 You will be well aware by now that, following former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s “mini-Budget” announcement on 23 September 2022, the value of the pound rapidly declined. The chancellor announced a wide range of tax cuts in his speech, claiming that “growth is not as high as it should be”. The chancellor then […]

How the “mini-Budget” could affect your wealth

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18 October 2022 On 23 September 2022, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, delivered an emergency “mini-Budget” following the election of prime minister Liz Truss. In his speech, Kwarteng announced a series of measures that aim to help the UK “reach a trend rate of growth of 2.5%”.  In the weeks following this […]

Explained: the energy price cap and how it affects you

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02/09/22 One of the key drivers of soaring inflation and the cost of living crisis has been the sharp rise in energy bills. Indeed, the Office for National Statistics say that the largest upward contributions to the annual inflation rate in July 2022 came from housing and household services – principally from electricity, gas and […]