Selecting funds for our Positive Impact Portfolios

The introduction of our Positive Impact Portfolios in April 2019 was driven by the recognition that clients were increasingly wanting their portfolios to be invested in a manner that caused less environmental harm...
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By |2021-01-12T20:42:09+00:00January 6th, 2021|Investment Strategy Q1 2021, Insights|Comments Off on Selecting funds for our Positive Impact Portfolios

2020 Summer Statement

Summer Statement – 8 July 2020 Highlights A £1,000 Job Retention Bonus will be introduced when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends for employees who have been furloughed. A new Kickstart Scheme will cover employers’ costs for new six-month work placements for trainees aged 16-24. A £1,000 payment will be made to employers for each 16-24-year-old on work placement and training. Employers who hire new apprentices will receive payments of up to £2,000. There will be a temporary cut to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential property, increasing the zero-rate band to £500,000 and saving purchasers up to £15,000. The rate of VAT will be cut temporarily from 20% to 5% for restaurant, food, accommodation and attractions businesses. An ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme will offer 50% meal discounts during August. Introduction Source: OBR The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has spent so much time in the spotlight that it seems hard to believe he has not yet been in the job for five months. Today’s Financial Statement was just the latest of a series of announcements by Mr Sunak since he presented his Spring Budget on 11 March, four weeks after entering 11 Downing Street. One way or another, all [...]

By |2020-07-09T10:14:02+01:00July 9th, 2020|Insights|Comments Off on 2020 Summer Statement

Coronavirus, Currency, and foreign property – what you need to know

The first half of 2020 has been dominated by the coronavirus crisis, with the global pandemic having a dramatic impact on personal freedoms, economic projections and financial markets.

By |2020-06-29T13:32:39+01:00June 29th, 2020|Insights|Comments Off on Coronavirus, Currency, and foreign property – what you need to know

Tackling the Covid-19 debt through tax – what you need to know

This year, the UK and many other nations commemorated the 75th anniversary of VE Day. What many of us forget is that just a fortnight after the cessation of hostilities in 1945, the nation went to the polls in a General Election.

By |2020-05-22T08:31:04+01:00May 20th, 2020|Insights|Comments Off on Tackling the Covid-19 debt through tax – what you need to know