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The Summer Budget – an overview

Updated: 08th July 2015 - First Published: 08th July 2015 Chancellor George Osborne delivered his latest Budget earlier today, the first wholly-Conservative Budget since 1996. There were few surprises in store – most announcements confirmed previous reports – but here’s a run-through of the key points. Read More...

Budget 2015 – an overview

Updated: 19th March 2015 - First Published: 18th March 2015 Chancellor George Osborne presented his final Budget for this Government earlier today, and while many of the announcements had been... Read More...

The Autumn Statement – an overview

Updated: 03rd December 2014 - First Published: 03rd December 2014 Chancellor George Osborne has just revealed his latest Autumn Statement, and while some of it had been predicted, there were also a few surprises thrown in along the way. Here’s a quick overview of the key points. Read More...

Consumer confidence returning

Updated: 18th August 2014 - First Published: 18th August 2014 Consumers have had it tough over the last few years. Rising prices, stagnant wage growth and a lack of faith in the economy at large have all taken their toll, but it seems that things are definitely on the up. Read More...

Budget 2014 – an overview

Updated: 20th March 2014 - First Published: 20th March 2014 The 2014 Budget was announced yesterday, and whilst a lot of what was said was expected – increases to the personal allowance, help with childcare, etc. – there were a few surprises thrown in along the way. Read More...

Carney adjusts interest rate policy

Updated: 12th February 2014 - First Published: 12th February 2014 Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has just announced changes to his forward guidance policy on interest rates, confirming expectations that it won’t just be unemployment levels that will fuel a rise. Read More...

No housing bubble but cuts on the way, says IFS

Updated: 06th February 2014 - First Published: 06th February 2014 There’s been a lot of speculation floating around that we’re in for another housing bubble, with prices having risen rapidly over the past 12 months. Read More...

Financial services feeling economic recovery

Updated: 22nd January 2014 - First Published: 22nd January 2014 Things have been looking up for the UK economy for a while now with a recovery firmly taking root, and according to a survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) this is starting to feed through to financial services. Read More...

UK’s unemployment rate falls to 7.6%

Updated: 13th November 2013 - First Published: 13th November 2013 During September the UK’s rate of unemployment moved closer towards the threshold at which the Bank of England (BoE) said it will consider increasing interest rates. Read More...

Householders feeling the pinch thanks to inflation

Updated: 16th October 2013 - First Published: 16th October 2013 UK inflation held at 2.7% for the second consecutive month in September, which hasn’t stopped householders feeling the pinch. In fact, they need to find an extra £679 per year just to maintain the standard of living they enjoyed 12 months ago. Read More...


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