Four Spring Statement Takeaways

The Spring Statement is an opportunity to hear the latest updates on the state of the UK economy and what to expect of its growth over the coming months and years. With most people setting their focus firmly on the amorphous hokey-cokey of Brexit negotiations, it’s something of a breath of fresh air to take…

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March Market Commentary

Introduction February was another month when all the important news seemed to happen in the last week of the month. President Trump delivered the annual State of the Union address on February 6th and announced a second meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The two duly met up in North Korea three weeks later, only…

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February Market Commentary

The story of the US/China trade dispute was a thread running through much of last year. Some progress was made in resolving the dispute at December’s G20 summit and that appeared to continue in January with China saying it is ‘ready to work’ with the US. Donald Trump confirmed this, describing a telephone conversation with…

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Cost of Dying to Increase

The government is to press ahead with plans to substantially increase the cost to bereaved families of settling the estates of deceased relatives. The plans will see some estates pay almost £6,000 more, but for estates worth less than £50,000, there will be no fees to pay at all. In England and Wales, probate fees,…

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