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What do you think about a four-day working week? The overwhelming majority of British workers favour its introduction, with one big caveat – dropping a day of work should not lead to a pay cut. The cross-party think tank the Social Market Foundation research found that eight in 10 British employees would opt for a four-day working week if employers …

5 Key Areas of Financial Planning For Business Owners

At Juniper Wealth we work with many business owners and entrepreneurs and there are some recurring questions that come up from time to time. Here are some of the most common questions: How do I get my time back now the business is successful? How can my business finance what I want to do with my life? Is my business …

What does the Brexit deal mean for your finances?

Content provided by Beaufort Financial: After more than four years since the 2016 referendum, the UK and the European Union have agreed a Brexit trade deal. But while a compromise has been found, the divorce may still have far-reaching consequences for the money in your pocket. So now a deal is in place, it’s a good time to take stock of your finances …

Mini Budget Summary Summer 2020

(announced on 8th July 2020) Key Headline Announcements On Wednesday, 8 July 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, pledged to protect, support and create jobs and get pubs and restaurants going again as he unveiled a package to kickstart the economy’s recovery. While updates to the associated Treasury Direction and HMRC’s Guidance are awaited, the key updates are as follows: Job …

The World In A Week 50 – Planes, Trains And Automobiles

It was media heaven last week as the headlines screamed about the worst week for investors since the global financial crisis in 2008

The Coronavirus has encapsulated the fears of investors; like the disease, they fear the spread and fallout in markets will ultimately lead to the next recession.

Policymakers around the world look to grapple with the consequences of transport and supply chain disruptions resulting from efforts to contain the outbreak.

A degree of forbearance is needed for companies who have been affected the most from the global supply chain disruption.

It is important that any policy response needs to be granular and specific, as the previous blunt tool of interest rates cuts will arguably not be sufficient in this instance.

Investment company assets reach £200bn milestone

Assets managed by investment companies have surpassed £200 billion for the first time. An investment company often referred to as an investment trust, is a form of a collective investment fund. It has a closed-end structure, which differs from unit trusts or open-ended investment companies OEICS), where new units are created and cancelled based on investor demand.

It’s official. We are going nowhere fast

It’s official. The UK economy has shrunk in size for the first time in seven years. According to the latest official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the British economy contracted during the second quarter.

Modern Monetary Theory branded ‘rotten’

Many organisations have made a case for Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) in recent years. In simple terms, MMT is an argument that nations that issue currencies, like the UK and Pound Sterling, can never run out of money in the same way individuals or corporations can. It hinges on the claim that governments can print currency to fund substantial government …

Autumn Budget 2018: How does it affect you?

Will you be better or worse off because of today’s Budget? In a relatively quiet Budget our summary answers that question, please read on to find out. Winners Earners The Chancellor brought forward an election pledge to increase both the Personal Allowance and Higher Rate tax band, affecting 32 million people. From April 2019, the Personal Allowance will increase to …