Category: Business Finance

Mini Budget Summary Summer 2020

Author: Jon Doyle July 9, 2020 In Blog, Business Finance, News, Personal Finance
(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 […]

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

Author: Jon Doyle March 3, 2020 In Blog, Business Finance, Investments, News, World in a Week
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

Author: Jon Doyle September 16, 2019 In Blog, Business Finance, Investments, News
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

Author: Jon Doyle September 9, 2019 In Business Finance, Investments, News, Personal Finance
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’

Author: Jon Doyle June 21, 2019 In Business Finance, General, News
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 […]

Autumn Budget 2018: How does it affect you?

Author: Jon Doyle October 30, 2018 In Blog, Business Finance, News, Personal Finance
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 […]