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11th April 2016

Our Investment Commentary for Q1 2016 (1 January – 31 March)

Global equities experienced a sharp sell-off at the start of 2016, reflected by the FTSE World index which fell 12% in January. Due to weak sterling, […]
30th March 2016

The case for the UK remaining in the EU

Leaving aside Boris Johnson’s bluster and recent unsubstantiated claims that the EU has banned children aged under eight from blowing up balloons and forbidden the recycling […]
24th March 2016

Exciting New Job Opportunity at Seabrook Clark

An opportunity has arisen for a Client Service Administrator to join Seabrook Clark. Seabrook Clark Ltd are Chartered Financial Planners based in Exeter specialising in pensions, […]
18th March 2016

2016 Budget Highlights

Income Tax Personal Allowance to increase to £11,500 in 2017/18 Higher rate tax band to increase to £45,000 from 2017/18 Class 2 NICs for self-employed abolished […]
1st February 2016

End of Year Tax Checklist

The spring budget takes place on the 16 March in advance of the end of the tax year on 5 April. With government finances under pressure, […]
22nd January 2016

What does the government/industry need to do to make long term care funding easier?

Care and support services continue to face ever growing and unprecedented challenges as a result of cuts in spending and continued increases in demand. Care services […]
4th January 2016

Our Investment Commentary for Q4 2015 (1 October – 31 December)

Markets experienced considerable volatility in 2015, which saw significant weakening of commodity prices driven by a slowing Chinese economy and, consequently, concerns over global growth. As […]
27th November 2015

Autumn Statement 2015

Chancellor George Osborne was given significant scope for manoeuvre when he presented his Autumn Statement on 25 November 2015 by the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR), […]
20th November 2015

Portfolio Performance

Portfolio Performance Given the difficult investment climate, we have been pleased with the performance of our model portfolios over the last year. Each portfolio has outperformed […]
19th November 2015

The Search for Income

We have found that clients are putting increasing emphasis on their income requirements. The search for yield has become more important due to very low interest […]

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