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The Week in Review Monday 21st September 2020

All over the country, people have been struggling to get tested for coronavirus, with appointments paused and the system under immense pressure as demand spikes. Some people in need of a test have reported being directed to sites located hundreds of miles from their homes. Data shows that just a third of tests conducted in […]

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The Week in Review Monday 14th September

With the number of coronavirus cases rising across the UK, the Prime Minister was back on the Downing Street podium last Wednesday to announce new measures. As we enter the autumn, with the country at a critical moment and the average rate of new infection four times higher than in mid-July, the governemnt announced the introduction […]

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Economic Review August 2020

  • Faster rebound; slower recovery
  • BOE 'considering' negative rates
  • Markets
  • Retail sales climb b.....
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The Week in Review Monday 7th September

Millions of children in England and Wales returned to school last week. For many, it was the first time in attendance since March, due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. Pupils started adjusting to life in a class or year group bubble, with a raft of precautionary measures in place, such as one-way entrance […]

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The Week in Review Tuesday 1st September

As Storm Francis lashed the UK last week, another storm was brewing as the government took a late U-turn regarding the use of face coverings in schools in England. From the beginning of September, secondary pupils and adults in local lockdown areas of England and in areas facing extra government restrictions, will be required to […]

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  • Building financial resiliance
  • Protecting your investment portfolio
  • Keep your retirement plans on track
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Summer Economic Update July 2020

In March, Rishi Sunak unveiled “one of the largest and most comprehensive economic responses in the world” to protect the UK’s population against the impact of coronavirus. The £160bn plan, the Chancellor said, was just the first stage of the government’s response to the pandemic. Four months later, on 8 July, the Chancellor stepped up […]

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Summer Newsletter 2017

Money Newsletter Summer 2020

  • Building financial resiliance
  • Maintaining your protection cover is vitally important
  • In the news
  • Prot.....
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Summer Newsletter 2017

Wealth Newsletter Summer 2020

  • Keep your retirement plans on track
  • Reassurance for savers
  • In the news
  • Spreading risk has always made.....
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Summer Newsletter 2017

Home Finance Newsletter Summer 2020

  • Property market: Where are we now?
  • Happy street name - more valuable home?
  • In the news
  • Payment holida.....
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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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Spring Budget 2017

Spring Newsletter 2020

  • Make time for life's big decisions
  • Finger on the pulse - investing in uncertain times
  • Key points from the Spr.....
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The Week in Review Monday 24th August

Last week, as the COVID-19 global death toll passed 800,000, Health Secretary Matt Hancock launched a new body tasked with a “single and relentless mission” of protecting people from external health threats including pandemics and infectious diseases.

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The Week in Review Monday 10th August

Last week, the Bank of England released the minutes of the latest Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which concluded on 4 August, during which members unanimously voted to maintain the base rate at a historic low of 0.1%. The MPC feel the current rate and monetary policy remain suitable, adding, ‘The Committee will continue to […]

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The Week in Review Monday 3rd August

At a Downing Street briefing on Friday, the Prime Minister Announced that further easing of lockdown restrictions in England was to be postponed for at least two weeks. This was one of several policy changes announced during the week.

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The Week in Review Monday 27th July

Last week, the Prime Minister and his cabinet met in person for the first time since lockdown commenced in March. Opening the meeting, the PM said there will be “difficult months ahead for our people and our country but no-one will be without hope.”

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The Week in Review Monday 20th July

As millions of people around the globe went back into lockdown last week, in England confirmation was received that face coverings will be mandatory for shoppers in supermarkets and shops from Friday 24 July. The move aligns England and Scotland and other major European nations including Italy, Germany and Spain.

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