Author Archive | Nick Tasquier

Economic Review — February 2019

MPs secure no-deal BREXIT veto Chancellor receives timely defecit boost Markets Employment rises to new record high UK Economy suffers slowdown MPs secure no-deal BREXIT veto With less than four weeks until Brexit day, parliamentary gridlock means it remains unclear whether the UK will leave the EU as scheduled, or whether the Brexit process will…

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Economic Review – May 2018

Bank of England expects economy to bounce back Labour market remains tight Markets Inflation drops to 13-month low Governor issues disorderly Brexit warning Bank of England expects the economy to bounce back Updated Bank of England (BoE) forecasts suggest the UK economy is set to bounce back in the second quarter of 2018, despite continuing…

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Property Market Review November 2017

Record year for London commercial property market This year the commercial property market in central London is set to exceed £20 billion of transactions and may well surpass the record set in 2014 of £21.6 billion, according to the property adviser Savills. Their data reveals that the first nine months of the year saw £14.2…

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General and commercial insurance

An introduction to Consort Insurance

As part of my ongoing service to my clients, I would like to introduce Consort Insurance Services Limited to you. Our Aim Consort Insurance Services, based in Horsham, West Sussex, is an independent insurance broker committed to the provision of bespoke insurance solutions for our clients. Our aim is to provide the most suitable suite…

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Spring Budget – March 2017

In his first and last ‘Spring Budget’, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, declared a “new chapter” in the UK’s history as the country embarks on its journey to exit the European Union via Brexit. Much of the Budget’s focus was on social care and a rise in National Insurance costs for the self-employed.…

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How to plan your retirement income

Someone once said that preparing for retirement was as big a challenge as starting your first job, and in many ways, it can be. In the early part of the last century, retirement was sadly often very short. Thanks to increasing life expectancy, people retiring today could be looking at several decades. That’s why more…

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Annual Allowances – A checklist for the Tax Year-End

With the tax year-end fast approaching, it’s time to make the most of your annual allowances. Use your ISA allowance Think about topping up your tax-efficient savings. The maximum amount that can be saved into an ISA this tax year is £15,240, increasing to £20,000 from April. For Junior ISAs, the tax-free allowance is currently…

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New Year – Time to be resolute about your money

New Year resolutions often involve plans to go to the gym more or take up a new hobby. However, making a few promises to yourself about managing your money better in 2017 could have a lasting effect on your financial future. Is it time to write your Will or revisit an existing one? If you…

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What young people need to know about finance

Learning to make good financial decisions early on can make a big difference when it comes to major milestones and life stages, like buying your first property, getting married, raising a family and enjoying a comfortable retirement. You need to control your money If you don’t learn how to manage your money early, you could…

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