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The Week in Review Monday 6th July

Last week, as the coronavirus global death toll passed half a million, England was preparing for the next significant step in lockdown easing measures. Businesses including pubs, restaurants and hairdressers, reopened on what was dubbed ‘Super Saturday’ – 4 July. In a press conference on Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister cautioned, “We are not out […]

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We’re in the press!

Articles written by our Chartered Financial Planners Ginnette Kennedy and Paul Matthews were included in the advertisement features recently distributed with the Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph.

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The Week in Review Monday 29th June

In a significant step toward the ‘new normal’, the Prime Minister announced the next raft of lockdown easing measures in England, commencing from 4 July, including the re-opening of pubs, restaurants and hairdressers. The two metre social distancing rule will be modified, moving to a one metre plus rule, from the same date.

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The Week in Review Monday 22nd June

“There is genuine cause to celebrate a great, British achievement” At Tuesday’s Downing Street briefing, the Prime Minister announced a significant development in the fight against coronavirus. A low-dose, cheap and widely available steroid treatment, dexamethasone, has been found to reduce the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators and by one-fifth […]

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The Week in Review Monday 15th June

“We must do everything in our power to avoid a second peak of infection“ Speaking at the Downing Street briefing last Wednesday, having confirmed the government’s five tests have been successfully satisfied, the Prime Minister announced plans to further ease lockdown restrictions in England. During the briefing he reiterated, “We must do everything in our […]

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The Week in Review Monday 8th June

“Together we rise to fulfil the greatest shared endeavour of our lifetimes” Last week, the UK’s coronavirus death toll surpassed 40,000, a sombre milestone, and only the second country in the world , after the US, to register the grim statistic. Boris Johnson used the UK-hosted Global Vaccine Summit last week to urge world leaders […]

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The Week in Review Monday 1st June

“We can now take careful but deliberate steps to reopen our economy” On Friday, the Chancellor took to the Downing Street podium and confirmed that the Job Retention Scheme will conclude at the end of October. Rishi Sunak set out further details of how employers will have to start sharing the cost from August.

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DGS COVID-19 Business Continuity Update

Following on from our previous communication, with regards to the situation with Coronavirus and the contingency plans we were putting in place to meet our clients’ needs, we wanted to write to give you a further update.

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Spring Budget 2020

Newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his first budget on 11 March, against a backdrop of uncertainty following the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent financial losses. It was the first of two Budgets to be delivered in 2020, with the second to follow in the autumn.

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Investing in times of uncertainty

The last year has seen some turbulance on the markets prompted by Brexit uncertainty and now COVID-19. Economic and geopolitical events always prompt investors to question whether now is a good time to invest or to remain invested.

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