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Growth vs. Inflation: 40 years of lessons from the FTSE

As the FTSE 100 turned 40 in January, we look at how it compared to its predecessor and the lessons from our four decades of growth versus inflation....

Navigating 2023: Unraveling the trend of disinflation

At the start of 2023, the Prime Minister pledged to halve inflation. The goal was reached, but how much credit can he take for the achievement?...

On your marks – an early Spring Budget for 2024

The early Spring Budget on Wed 6th March is a date to note in your calendar....

The viral myth of the side-hustle tax

The media storm surrounding HMRC taxing eBay and other online sellers from the beginning of 2024 was, in fact, itself counterfeit goods....

Prepare for the future: State pension age may rise to 71

As life expectancy increases and the workforce dwindles, the state pension age could climb to 71 by 2050....

The regulator attacks greenwashing

The surge of ESG investment products has prompted the FCA to roll out new anti-greenwashing rules from July 2024....

A revamp for individual savings accounts

From 6 April 2024, individual savings account (ISA) rules will be changing, mostly for the better....

Getting a head start: retirement planning attitudes in 2023

A survey of 6,000 people aged between 18 to 80, revealed starkly different views on retirement across the generations....

Shona Robison’s 2024/25 Scottish Budget: Key Highlights

With the challenge of dealing with a substantial £1.5 billion deficit in Scotland's finances, Ms Robison touched upon several critical points during her speech....

A tale of two fund sectors

The Global sector is the largest fund sector, according to the Investment Association, but it might not be quite as global as you think....

Autumn Statement 2023: November key points at a glance

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented the details of his Autumn Statement in the House of Commons....

A spring Budget cycle will resume shortly

With an Autumn Statement due in the coming days on the 22nd November, does this signal the return of the spring Budget?...

An uncertain future for the Triple Lock

State pension increases could be outpacing inflation next April, and there’s no guarantee of the Triple Lock surviving the next election....

Savings rates: don’t be caught out in the numbers net

National Savings & Investments has launched two top of the savings league table one-year bonds, but the headline rates may not be your net return....

Do you know your OEICs from your ETFs?

Investment funds come in a variety of formats and acronyms – the differences are worth knowing...

The reality of retirement affordability

New research reveals that one in three people could face hardship in retirement...

Who is choosing your pension investments?

The Chancellor has announced a new initiative to stimulate higher-risk pension investment, shifting focus to UK private companies....

Capital gains tax on the rise – behind the headlines

Capital gains tax raised £16.7 billion in 2021/22, according to HMRC – a 15% increase over the previous year. But what lies behind these statistics?...
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