The FTSE 100 at 40

Known colloquially as ‘the Footsie’, The FTSE 100 launched 40 years ago on 3rd January 1984. The index of the biggest 100 companies on the London Stock Exchange has witnessed and reflected so many changes. Nigel Lawson was Chancellor under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The index reflects opportunities for industry in an environment where money… Continue reading The FTSE 100 at 40

No Smokescreen Headlines – Just Financial Facts

Another Financial Year is fast rolling around to the end of one, and the beginning of another. There is a lot to review but, you may fall into three categories: Our view on these three scenarios is: Call Andrew Snowball on 0207 821 2424, or email via the Contact Page: HERE. To make the most… Continue reading No Smokescreen Headlines – Just Financial Facts

Farewell to inheritance tax? Not so fast

Is Downing Street really planning to abolish inheritance tax? “I despair.” Said Paul Johnson who writes for The Times on the recent debate around abolishing inheritance tax. [Originally published in The Times on 17 July 2023] He continues: “There was speculation published on the front page of this newspaper on Saturday that the government is… Continue reading Farewell to inheritance tax? Not so fast

Crypto assets: handle with great care!

The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority UK) recently announced a plan for tougher regulations of crypto assets with consumers likening cryptocurrency investing to “gambling”. Brits owning crypto currencies as part of their financial portfolios have more than doubled between 2021 and 2022. This is an incredible growth rate when you consider how little we know about… Continue reading Crypto assets: handle with great care!

State Pension Age increase to 68 deferred.

The government has deferred its decision on when to raise the State Pension Age (SPA) to 68. The important word here is – DEFERRED. It WILL increase to 68, we’re just not quite sure when yet. So, does your financial planning include the additional year at work, or does it bring in sustainable financial independence… Continue reading State Pension Age increase to 68 deferred.

Have you got your Shopping List?

More households are returning to ’shopping lists’ to help them save money with their weekly grocery bills. The Mirror last month (March) published an excerpt from a Nectar Card survey of 2,000 shoppers to find: “Brits who write shopping lists save £11 when buying groceries at supermarkets.” According to a Government National Institute of Health… Continue reading Have you got your Shopping List?

Published
Categorized as Financial