3 key budget takeaways

This year Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his autumn budget a few weeks earlier than normal. Usually the budget is broadcast in mid-November, but this year he gave the budget on October 29. In the run up to Brexit, Hammond didn’t issue any huge announcements. Perhaps he wants to leave plenty…

Will the Chancellor side-step a possible Budget horror show?

In normal years, the Autumn Budget (formerly the Autumn Statement) is released in November. However, with less than 6 months left on the countdown to Brexit, this year is far from a normal year. At the end of September, Chancellor Philip Hammond made it known that the Autumn Budget would…

Interest rate rise: How does it affect you?

The Bank of England has recently raised the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%, just the second rise in a decade! At present, interest rates stand at their highest since 2009 and reflect what the Bank of England perceive as a general upturn in the economy. The Bank said that…

Taxes set to increase for baby boomers?

New research has suggested that those in the baby-boomer generation should be ready to pay higher wealth taxes in order to pay for healthcare expenses likely to rise sharply in the near future. According to think tank the Resolution Foundation, this could indicate the end of the tax cuts in…

Hints that interest rates may rise

Data issued at the end of January showed that the final quarter of 2017 saw the economy grow by 0.5%. The Bank of England has now hinted that the speed of interest rate rises could accelerate if the outlook stays positive. While Mark Carney and his colleagues voted to keep…
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