Archive | Money Matters

Economic Review – December 2018

What next in the BREXIT saga? Bank cuts UK growth forecast Markets Pay growth strongest for a decade Inflationary pressures ease What next in the BREXIT saga? With less than three months to the country’s scheduled EU departure, it remains unclear whether the UK will leave with an amicable deal, crash out with no deal…

Continue Reading

Economic Review – November 2018

Mays BREXIT D-Day looms BREXIT holds monetary policy key Markets Economy grows strongly but slowdown expected Mild Autumn hits retail sales Mays BREXIT D-Day looms After 20 months of negotiations Theresa May finally secured a deal on the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU; but whether she has sufficient parliamentary support for her…

Continue Reading
Economic Review

Economic Review – October 2018

Does the budget signal an end to austerity? OBR forecasts modest UK Growth profile Markets Wage growth strongest in almost a decade Business optimism falters amid BREXIT uncertainties Does the budget signal an end to austerity? Philip Hammond used his Autumn Budget Statement to declare: “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end”.…

Continue Reading

Autumn Budget October 2018

Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered a Budget which he declared “shows the British people that their hard work is paying off”. Mr Hammond was under intense pressure to loosen the purse strings. He did announce several new cash injections while suggesting that “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end”.…

Continue Reading

Economic Review – September 2018

Growth picks up but BREXIT fears loom large Retail sales rise strongly Markets Inflation rises to six month high Wage growth picks up over summer months Growth picks up but BREXIT fears loom large Although the UK economy recently recorded its fastest rate of growth in almost a year, Brexit-related uncertainties continue to cast a…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Economic Review November 2017

In Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget, the second Budget of 2017, the Chancellor of the Exchequer promised that his Government would, “invest to secure a bright future for Britain”. Set amid a backdrop of political and economic constraints, and with Brexit negotiations at a critical phase, the Conservatives are under intense pressure. The abolition of…

Continue Reading

Economic Review

Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your individual…

Continue Reading

Economic Review — July 2017

  Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your…

Continue Reading