Financial Planning Blog

  • 2015 Autumn Statement Overview

    2015’s Autumn Statement was not short on surprises, as higher tax receipts and lower debt costs provided Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne with some leeway to soften austerity measures. In particular, he abandoned controversial plans to cut working tax credits and child tax credits and scrapped expected reductions to police budgets. The deficit has […]

  • Markets & Profit Warnings Both Up

    Having fallen significantly during August and September, share prices around the world rebounded during October. In the UK, larger companies generally performed better than their medium-sized and smaller counterparts, with the FTSE 100 index up 4.9% over the month while the FTSE 250 index and the FTSE SmallCap index both climbed by 2.6%. Several high-profile […]