General Election 2017: How will it affect your personal finances?

The answer to that question depends on two things; the outcome of the election and how you react to the inevitable instability it will cause. At this early stage, the most likely outcome seems to be a Conservative victory, with an increased majority. At least that’s what a certain Mrs May, of Number 10 Downing Street, has gambled on. Logically, if this is the case, Mrs May, and the Chancellor Philip […]

What does a snap election mean for your investments?

So June 8th is the proposed date for the next general election, as long as Teresa May can secure a two-thirds vote in the house of commons today. As political surprises go, this is a big one; she has certainly caught everyone on the hop, which could prove a very astute political move. Ahead of May’s announcement in Downing Street yesterday, the pound fell sharply in anticipation of possible news […]

Of bungled Budgets and NIC shambles – Now is the time to discuss your year-end tax planning

  Alistair Campbell is probably responsible for the way that modern Chancellors disseminate the pithier elements of their Budgets. Long gone are the days of purdah when the secrets of the Chancellor’s Budget speech remained confined to the battered red box which he held aloft to be photographed by the press corps outside number 11, before heading off to the Commons to reveal all. Nowadays, leaks have been replaced by […]