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Financial Updates

Tax Rates & Thresholds 2018/2019

As we approach the busiest time of year in the financial calendar, we provide a reminder go the key rates and thresholds applicable to those working in England and Northern Ireland.

Key Dates For The UK Tax Year 2019/2020

Aside from the main end of tax year date of 5th April, there are several other key dates throughout the year that both employed and self-employed workers need to be aware of.

Brexit – Where Next for Markets?

A week on from surviving a vote of no confidence and her Brexit plans defeated, Theresa May is faced with another vote from her MPs on 29 January 2019, this time on her amended proposals for a Brexit deal.

How Recent Falls in Stock Prices Could Provide a Better 2019 for Investors

While global stocks may have suffered their worst quarter in seven years, predicted profit growth in the US, UK and emerging markets during 2019 means investors could benefit from more earnings from the money they invested.

What does 2019 have in store for financial markets?

As we draw to a close on another interesting twelve months for global economies, it would be fair to say that we would all like to see some level of stability returning to the markets. From Brexit to the US/China trade wars, a combination of these political developments alongside pressure from rising interest rates and a stronger than expected tightening by the Fed, has caused almost all markets, both stocks and bonds, to fall in value.

Employee Benefits – Flexible & Voluntary Packages

Flexible and voluntary benefits packages are increasingly viewed as an effective way to address employee diversity, offer greater choice and improve the cost-effectiveness of the overall workplace benefits package. They provide a way for employees to buy or sell benefits to suit their individual needs.

Employee Benefits – Group Risk Insurance

Alongside the more traditional workplace benefits, employers are increasingly opting to extend their packages as a means to attracting and retaining key staff. In some cases, the cost of these benefits is carried by the employer themselves. However, there are certain categories where businesses can choose to transfer some – or all – of the risk associated with employee benefits to a third party. This is known as Group Risk Insurance.

Market Commentary

Monthly Market Commentary – November 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – October 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Monthly Market Commentary – September 2018

A collection of thoughts and comments to help keep you abreast of relevant industry news.

Quarterly Reports

Market Review – Quarter 4 2017

A Q4 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 3 2017

A Q3 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Market Review – Quarter 2 2017

A Q2 economic and market overview to help you stay informed of global themes that could impact your portfolios.

Finance in the news

Finance in the News – w/c 04.03.19

Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.

Finance in the News – w/c 25.02.19

Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekend’s broadsheets.