Blog - Archive for the ‘Businesses’ Category

2018 Budget

29th Oct, 2018

  Today (29th October) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced his second Autumn Budget. Traditionally the Budget is presented on a Wednesday, and Mr Hammond was keen to insist this change was not made to avoid his speech falling on Halloween. As usual the Budget covered everything from changes in welfare to changes […]

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Bank of England defers interest rate hike

10th May, 2018

At its May meeting, the Bank of England voted (7-2) to maintain it’s base interest rate at 0.5%. This was in spite of earlier indications it would raise rates by 0.25%. In this post I set out the reasons why the Bank of England has backtracked and the implications for financial markets. If you are […]

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Hung Parliament: what happens next?

9th Jun, 2017

As I’m sure you know, the 2017 general election has ended in a hung Parliament which means no single party has enough seats to command a majority. In this post I explain what the possible outcomes are from here and the short term effect this has had on financial markets.

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The 2017 Budget

8th Mar, 2017

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced his first Budget. As usual the Budget covered everything from changes in welfare to changes in personal finance (which I have focused on in this post). If you have any questions about how these new measures could benefit you or your family please do not hesitate […]

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Last chance for pension contributions

6th Mar, 2017

As we draw ever closer to the end of the tax year it is worthwhile considering how pension contributions can be highly tax efficient in a wide range of circumstances. In this post I have listed different scenarios in which a pension contribution may be beneficial. Pension legislation is complicated so it is important to […]

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2016 Autumn Statement analysis

23rd Nov, 2016

The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced the 2016 Autumn statement – his first (and last*) Autumn statement since he assumed this position in June. The Chancellor announced changes to various items today but in this post I have focused on tax legislation and personal finances.

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The positives of a Trump victory

9th Nov, 2016

Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States following a narrow victory over Hilary Clinton. Across the media there is widespread disbelief, despite the fact that in the weeks leading up to voting day the polls were neck and neck. There are also countless lists of all the potentially negative things we […]

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Bob Little & Co. shortlisted for prestigious award

9th Nov, 2016

Our Director, Robert Little, is looking forward to his night at Wembley after being shortlisted for one of our industry’s most prestigious awards.

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