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Your Finance Matters Q1 Winter 2021

Included in this issue:

  • Glimmers of hope for the New Year
  • New Ye.....
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News in Review Wednesday 13th January 2021

The UK is at the “worst point” of the pandemic, Matt Hancock said as he addressed the nation on Monday. Government figures show that over 80,000 people have now died, while over 32,000 are currently in hospital.

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News in Review Wednesday 6th January 2021

As the UK saw in the New Year in a more subdued way than usual, with much of the country under tier 4 restrictions, fireworks and a light display illuminated the sky over London. An hour earlier, as Big Ben struck 11pm, a new era had begun for the UK, after it completed its formal […]

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Economic Review December 2020

  • Brexit trade talks
  • Economy ‘unusually uncertain’
  • Markets
  • Redundancies hit record hi.....
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Wealth Newsletter Winter 2021

  • Glimmers of hope for the New Year
  • IHT receipts fall for the first time in a decade
  • New Year’s resolution? G.....
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Money Newsletter Winter 2021

  • Looking forward to a better year
  • Put your ISA on the agenda in Q1
  • Struggling to save for retirement? Try this.....
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Home Finance Newsletter Winter 2021

  • Property market – the latest
  • How much space can £231k buy you?
  • Equity release market shows signs of recove.....
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News in Review Wednesday 30th December 2020

After months of negotiations, on issues including fishing rights and business rules, an agreement between the UK and EU was finally reached on Christmas Eve, just days before the deadline.

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News in Review Tuesday 22nd December 2020

As Boris Johnson took to the Downing Street podium on Saturday afternoon, his imminent announcement was a game changer for millions of people across the country. With the virus spreading more rapidly in parts of the country, driven by a new variant, new tier 4 restrictions (applicable from midnight on Saturday) were introduced in London […]

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Residential Property Review December 2020

  • Positive start for property market in 2021
  • House price growth hits five-year high
  • What were homebuyers’ top.....
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Commercial Property Review December 2020

  • Record uptake for industrial & logistics sector in 2020
  • Retail sector woes continue
  • Scottish commercial p.....
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News in Review Wednesday 16th December 2020

Brexit talks have restarted after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed to an extension of their original 13 December deadline. Following a “constructive” telephone call, during which the pair discussed “major unresolved topics”, both parties agreed that talks should continue.

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News in Review Wednesday 9th December 2020

As the UK death toll surpassed 60,000 last week, the first consignment of the Pfizer/BioTech vaccine arrived in the country from Belgium. With 40 million doses on order, sufficient to vaccinate 20 million people, the first doses have been distributed to various designated hospital vaccination centres across the country. On Tuesday, the NHS embarked on […]

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Economic Review November 2020

  • Spending Review
  • Revised economic forecasts
  • Markets
  • Inflation ticks higher
  • Brexit deadline on .....
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News in Review Wednesday 2nd December 2020

On 25 November, Chancellor Rishi Sunak stood before the House of Commons to outline the Spending Review for the year ahead. Opening his speech, he delivered a stark warning about the difficulties that lie ahead, stating, “Our health emergency is not yet over. And our economic emergency has only just begun.”

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Residential Property Review November 2020

  • Housing market activity remains strong
  • Home sales pipeline increases
  • Mortgage payment holidays extended
  • <.....
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Commercial Property Market Review November 2020

  • Overseas investors return to the market
  • Flexible office businesses take a hit
  • Amazon on the lookout for new U.....
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News in Review Wednesday 25th November 2020

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) recently released annual report, entitled ‘A year like no other’, highlights the extraordinary extent of the government fiscal support provided this year to bolster global growth. As of September 2020, $11.5trn globally has been provided by governments, to extend lifelines to businesses and people. In addition, the IMF has committed over $100bn […]

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News in Review Wednesday 18th November 2020

Another grim milestone was reached last week, as the UK became the first European country to exceed 50,000 COVID deaths. The UK is now the fifth country in the world to record this toll, after the US, Brazil, India and Mexico.

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News in Review Wednesday 11th November 2020

As lockdown 2.0 kicked off in England on 5 November, at a Downing Street press conference that afternoon, Boris Johnson confirmed his intention that the rules will expire on 2 December, at which point the tiered approach will resume.

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Economic Review October 2020

  • UK recovery slows
  • Retail recovery fears
  • Markets
  • Unemployment rising
  • Brexit talks resume
  • .....
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News in Review Wednesday 4th November 2020

With a shroud of lockdowns descending over swathes of Europe and the UK, as virus cases surge, England followed suit on 31 October, with Boris Johnson announcing national lockdown measures commencing 5 November for four weeks.

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News in Review Wednesday 28 October 2020

Last week, as tighter coronavirus rules came into force for millions of people across the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled significant changes to the government’s support package with increased financial assistance for businesses and workers hit by COVID restrictions.

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Wealth Newsletter Autumn 2020

  • Coronavirus – a black swan event?
  • Kiss your cash goodbye
  • In the news
  • Are you on your best investor .....
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Money Newsletter Autumn 2020

  • Age 20 or 50+? Maintain your retirement focus
  • Have you saved during lockdown?
  • Titanic disaster led to histori.....
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Home Finance Newsletter Autumn 2020

  • The post-lockdown trends ruling the property market
  • Renovation nation gets stuck in
  • ‘Astonishing’ recover.....
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Economic Review September 2020

  • Winter economy plan
  • Lockdown recovery fears
  • Markets
  • Inflation falls sharply
  • Negative rate deb.....
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Property Market Review September 2020

  • Property transactions slow, but warehouse demand rises
  • Interest in large Supermarket sites surges
  • The changin.....
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The Week in Review Monday 28th September

Last week began with the government’s most senior science and medical advisers issuing a stark warning about the rise in coronavirus cases witnessed over recent weeks. At a Downing Street data briefing, Sir Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty said that, without any further action, the UK could “end up with something like 50,000 cases […]

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The Week in Review Monday 21st September

All over the country, people have been struggling to get tested for coronavirus, with appointments paused and the system under immense pressure as demand spikes. Some people in need of a test have reported being directed to sites located hundreds of miles from their homes. Data shows that just a third of tests conducted in […]

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The Week in Review Monday 14th September

With the number of coronavirus cases rising across the UK, the Prime Minister was back on the Downing Street podium last Wednesday to announce new measures. As we enter the autumn, with the country at a critical moment and the average rate of new infection four times higher than in mid-July, the governemnt announced the introduction […]

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Economic Review August 2020

  • Faster rebound; slower recovery
  • BOE ‘considering’ negative rates
  • Markets
  • Retai.....
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The Week in Review Monday 7th September

Millions of children in England and Wales returned to school last week. For many, it was the first time in attendance since March, due to the disruption caused by the pandemic. Pupils started adjusting to life in a class or year group bubble, with a raft of precautionary measures in place, such as one-way entrance […]

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Home Finance Newsletter Summer 2020

  • Property market: Where are we now?
  • Happy street name – more valuable home?
  • In the news
  • Payment holi.....
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Summer Economic Update 2020

In March, Rishi Sunak unveiled “one of the largest and most comprehensive economic responses in the world” to protect the UK’s population against the impact of coronavirus. The £160bn plan, the Chancellor said, was just the first stage of the government’s response to the pandemic. Four months later, on 8 July, the Chancellor stepped up once again […]

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Money Newsletter Summer 2020

  • Building financial resiliance
  • Maintaining your protection cover is vitally important
  • In the news
  • Prot.....
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Wealth Newsletter Summer 2020

  • Keep your retirement plans on track
  • Reassurance for savers
  • In the news
  • Spreading risk has always made.....
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Spring 2020 Newsletter

  • Make time for life’s big decisions
  • Finger on the pulse – investing in uncertain times
  • Key points from the.....
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