June 29, 2017

Children’s Hospice South West Rainbow Run

A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far for the Rainbow Run, we have currently raised an amazing £2,911.25 for the Children’s Hospice South West.   On the 17th June we sponsored the pink paint station at the Rainbow Run on the Downs in Bristol. A number of us were throwing paint at the 1,900 runners, while the rest of us ran the 5km course joined […]
June 14, 2017

General Election result 2017

Mrs May’s decision to call a snap election in the expectation of returning with a big Conservative majority failed in spectacular fashion. With no overall majority, the Tories now need the support of Northern Ireland’s DUP to command a majority in the House of Commons.   The weakness of Mrs May’s new government is probably the reason why the financial markets have been fairly calm. The sterling exchange rate fell […]
April 21, 2017

Dividend tax changes cause confusion

In his Spring Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond reduced the tax-free dividend allowance from £5,000 a year to £2,000 with effect from April 2018. The change came only a year after his predecessor George Osborne had changed the way dividends are taxed and introduced the £5,000 allowance. Hammond’s change was designed to raise the amount of tax collected from business owners. Under current rules, they pay a lot less tax on […]
April 18, 2017

Election: fever or fog?

Mrs May’s decision to call a General Election on June 8 had little immediate impact on financial markets.  Nor is it likely to cause any major wobbles over the next few weeks since the polls show a high likelihood of an increased parliamentary majority for the Conservatives. More interesting questions will arise during the course of the campaign. If, as expected, Labour plays its socialist cards well – the NHS, […]
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