16 June 2017

Property Market Review May 2017

BREXIT HAS LITTLE IMPACT ON PROPERTY LENDING Although lower than the previous year, 2016 saw lending into the commercial property sector remain steady, according to the Commercial Property Lending Report from De Montford. It reported that whilst new lending was down 17% on 2015, the UK’s decision to vote for Brexit had a minimal effect on […]

9 June 2017

The General Election, The Result is In

CONSERVATIVES ARE THE LARGEST PARTY BUT WITHOUT A MAJORITY The Result Is In After seven weeks of campaigning and two electioneering suspensions, due to the tragic Manchester and London terror attacks, the jury – in the form of the electorate – has delivered its verdict. After a tense night, the Conservative Party has emerged as […]

5 June 2017

Economic Review May 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 individual […]

1 May 2017

Economic Review April 2017

PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR A SHOCK GENERAL ELECTION In a surprise move on 18th April, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she was calling a snap general election: “I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on June 8.” […]

3 April 2017

Simply Money Newsletter Spring 2017

Savers looking to mix LISAS with pensions Savvy savers are planning to save both in their pension plan and in the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA), following its launch this April. The new LISA has been designed as a savings vehicle for those aged 18 to 40 who want to save up to £4,000 a […]

3 April 2017

Simply Wealth Newsletter Spring 2017

Why diversifying your assets could be the best strategy for 2017   As the government begins the process of leaving the EU, this year looks likely to mark a significant watershed for the UK economy and its relationship with the rest of Europe. On the international stage, there is considerable uncertainty about what the Trump […]

1 April 2017

Economic Review March 2017

PM SENDS LETTER TO THE EU TRIGGERING ‘ARTICLE 50’ “We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe – and we want to remain committed partners and allies to our friends across the continent.” With these words, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, signed off her letter to the […]

23 March 2017

Property Market Review March 2017

45% OF INVESTMENT IN UK FROM OVERSEAS BUYERS The independent property agent Knight Frank has reported that 2016 saw 45% of commercial property investment in the UK coming from overseas investors. This amounted to £1.1bn. The rapid devaluation of sterling, following the Brexit vote back in June 2016, is cited as one of the major […]

9 March 2017

Simply Spring Budget Update 2017

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 […]

6 March 2017

Economic Review of February 2017

ECONOMIC REVIEW FEBRUARY 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 […]