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05Apr

The 8 most important points from the 2014 Budget

The 8 most important points from the 2014 Budget

The Chancellor may have gone for the popular phrase from Chancellors of yore by taking ‘a penny off a pint’, but what were the real big announcements during The Budget 2014? We summarise the 8 main points:

Posted in Economy

05Apr

April Market Commentary

April Market Commentary
We started last month’s bulletin in the Crimea, with Russian troops in de facto control of the peninsula. Well, the Crimea is now part of Russia again and the collected denunciations and threatened sanctions of William Hague, John Kerry and the European foreign ministers will do nothing to change that.

Posted in Economy

05Apr

What did the Budget actually offer for ‘makers, doers and savers’?

What did the Budget actually offer for ‘makers, doers and savers’?
George Osborne opened his 2014 Budget announcement by proclaiming that his party would be announcing a Budget for ‘makers, doers and savers’, but what did he actually go on to announce that would benefit those three distinct groups? We took a look at the Chancellor’s speech and picked out the highlights for each.

Posted in Economy

05Apr

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Equity Release

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Equity Release
“Property rich, cash poor” has been the lament of thousands of older people for a very long time – and equity release originally came into being to address this concern.

Posted in Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Financial Planning for individuals/families