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Keeping up with Ms Jones – The Price of Pension Freedom: Is it worth Paying?

We are now over a year on from the revolutionary pension freedoms introduced in April 2015. Over the course of the last year we have discussed with clients how the changes have impacted their pension savings as well as the new planning opportunities that they have presented. As a firm with the relevant regulatory permissions...

Market Commentary

May was the month when you could be forgiven that there was only one event in the world that mattered: the continuing debate on the UK’s membership of the EU. But while the claims and counter-claims of Messrs Cameron, Osborne, Johnson and Gove filled the airwaves and dominated the headlines, for the rest of the...

What would Brexit mean for UK investors?

What would Brexit mean for UK investors? The possibility of Britain leaving the EU has caused lots of noise in the press. But what would it mean for UK investors? Let’s take a look at three key factors. 1. Costs of doing business Brexit would probably mean higher costs for UK investors. UK-based asset managers...

What does property look like as an investment after the 2016

What does property look like as an investment after the 2016 The buy-to-let market has already seen some significant changes in 2016, perhaps most significantly the increase in stamp duty on any property you own other than your primary home. What this means for those looking to invest their money in property is that the...

Could ‘Quantitative Easing for People’ ever really work?

In times when economic stimulation is needed, Quantitative Easing (QE) is an unconventional policy, but one which can bring about the inflation needed to help the economy of a nation or region to grow. QE essentially consists of increasing the amount of money in the banking system overall, usually through the purchase of government bonds...