Power of Attorney – the case for and against Setting up a trusted family member or friend with a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) ensures that someone else is able to make important decisions for you when you’re no longer in a position to be able to make them for yourself. But this in itself is always going to be a key decision in your life, so … [Read more...] about Power of Attorney – the case for and against
What will be in the Autumn Budget? Following the final Spring Budget delivered in March this year, the Chancellor Philip Hammond is set to deliver his second budget of the year – and the first to be delivered in the new Autumn slot – on 22nd November. Mr. Hammond’s speech will follow his underwhelming performance at the Conservative Party … [Read more...] about What will be in the Autumn Budget?
What does the first interest rate rise in ten years mean for you? After months of speculation, the Bank of England finally raised interest rates in the UK for the first time in over a decade. The increase from 0.25% to 0.5% might seem small, especially when you consider that the last time the interest rate was increased in July 2007 it was up to … [Read more...] about What does the first interest rate rise in ten years mean for you?
Lessons for the Next Crisis October 2017 It is now the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis. Over the coming weeks and months, as other anniversaries of major … [Read more...] about Lessons for the Next Crisis
What will the new Finance Bill contain? A second draft of the Finance Bill 2017 was introduced in September following the first draft released earlier in the year. The government used this second version to reintroduce measures that had been taken out of the earlier, shorter draft following Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election. The … [Read more...] about What will the new Finance Bill contain?