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Interest-Rates

Keeping one eye on a 2015 interest rate rise

December 5, 2014
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It is now six years since emergency measures were put in place to protect the global financial markets from imploding when the banking crisis spiked in 2008. To stave off a liquidity disaster, many global policy makers decided to cut interest rates to record low levels.

At that […]

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December Market Commentary

December 4, 2014
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November saw the G20 group of world leaders meeting in Canberra. The summit was notable for the new sport invented by the great and good: a bizarre game of musical chairs in order to avoid being photographed sitting next to Vladimir Putin!

Not to be outdone in the […]

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Autumn Statement 2014

December 4, 2014
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With an election approaching in 2015, and after the widespread changes announced in the Budget back in March, we wanted to make sure we kept you up-to-date with all of the changes and announcements from yesterday’s Autumn Statement.
Delivered to the House of Commons by […]

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November Market Commentary

November 12, 2014
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In all the time we’ve been writing these market commentaries it’s difficult to remember a more turbulent month than October 2014.
Throughout the summer we have been writing about events in the Ukraine and the worries that conflict posed for Europe. Fortunately we now have a […]

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UK Housing Market

State of the UK Housing Market – October 2014

November 12, 2014
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Greater caution appears to be being exercised across the UK housing market as house price momentum slowed to the same level it was 16 months ago, according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey. Nationally, new buyer demand slipped for the third consecutive […]

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Mansion-tax

Homes worth £3 million or more to be hit hardest by proposed ‘Mansion Tax’

November 12, 2014
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Those owning properties worth more than £3million will be hit with tax bills starting from £10,000 under a Labour government, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Under the party’s mansion tax plans, homes worth between £2m and £3m would attract around £3 […]

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Public & Private Pay Differential

The Public-Private Pay Differential Updated

November 12, 2014
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) reports that the public-private pay differential is now broadly back to pre-crisis levels with pensions remaining a big difference between the sectors. In the immediate aftermath of the recession, the real level of pay in the private sector fell much […]

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Financial Markets

One in three of us plan to use the markets in retirement

October 14, 2014
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New research from MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, suggests that UK adults are planning to use equity investments to help them outstrip inflation and manage the rising cost of living. Over half (53%) of UK adults rate the rising cost of living as their number one fear […]

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