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The Budget 2016

The Budget 2016

March 17, 2016
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Introduction

 

It was famously said that ‘all roads lead to Rome.’ In British politics, all speeches currently lead to the EU Referendum. George Osborne’s Budget speech, delivered on Wednesday March 16th, was no exception.

More than ever, the Chancellor was seeking to balance politics […]

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George Osborne has now dropped plans to change pension tax relief

March 15, 2016
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According to reports over the weekend, George Osborne has now dropped plans to change pension tax relief despite strong indications by The Treasury of major changes.

It was reported on Friday by a number of journalists who were informed “there won’t be any changes to pension tax […]

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February Market Commentary

February 4, 2016
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Twelve green bottles, standing on the wall 

Twelve green bottles, standing on the wall 

And if one green bottle, should accidentally fall…

Yes, yes, we know the song is really ‘ten green bottles,’ but in January 2016 the world’s leading stock markets resembled nothing more than the […]

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Selling your annuity as we move towards a second-hand annuity market

May 5, 2015
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An annuity is a regular monthly income source that savers, largely from private sector companies, receive at retirement in exchange for their lifetime pension savings. Now George Osborne has said that around five million pensioners, who have used their retirement savings to buy an annuity, will be allowed […]

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Budget Summary 2015: The Election Budget

April 7, 2015
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Introduction and Political Background

As the Chancellor stood up to speak on Wednesday March 18th there were less than 50 days to go until the General Election on May 7th. The opinion polls – and the bookmakers – still had the Conservatives marginally ahead, with David Cameron expected […]

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Budget 2013

August 19, 2014
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Introduction

To say that George Osborne faced a difficult task when he stood up to deliver his Budget speech on 20th March was one of the year’s major understatements. Both economically and politically, the backdrop to his Budget was bleak, particularly with […]

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