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Dividends keep growing for 2017

UK companies paid out a record amount in dividends in the second quarter of this year. At a time when there is much heated debate about whether the Bank of England should double its base rate to 0.5%, it can

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Finance Acts 2017: the sequel?

The long-running saga of the final spring Budget and subsequent Finance Bills is one step nearer the end. The Chancellor’s spring Budget was thrown into disarray by the snap election. It was billed as the last spring Budget, since from

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Investment round up – 2017 half-year report

The first six months of 2017 have presented investors with an interesting half year.  Index 2017 Change to 30 June FTSE 100 +2.4% FTSE All-Share +3.3% Dow Jones Industrial +8.0% Standard & Poor’s 500  +8.2% Nikkei 225 -1.1% Euro Stoxx

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No summer Budget, but…

The general election left the future of many spring Budget announcements up in the air, but that situation may soon change. When Theresa May announced her snap election in April, it threw a major spanner in the previous month’s Budget.

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China becomes an emerging market as MSCI finally opens up

China-listed shares are finally to be included in the leading emerging markets index. As we as highlighted in May, China has the world’s second largest equity market, but at present shares listed on the Chinese stock exchanges don’t figure in

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Getting our hopes up for an interest rate rise?

Last month saw the first suggestions that interest rates could increase soon.     Source: The Federal Reserve                 In June, the US central bank, the Federal Reserve, increased short term interest rates

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Mr Carney prepares to write a letter as inflation rises

The latest inflation numbers show prices rising at their fastest rate for nearly four years. The May inflation data came as a surprise to many pundits. The expectation had been for inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI),

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Moneywise Newsletter – Summer 2017

After the unexpected results of the snap election, hopes for more settled months ahead may have been premature. Uncertainty still hangs in the air with the pundits speculating about a leadership contest for the Conservatives and even another general election

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Importance of financial planning

As we go through life we experience many significant milestones, from starting a job to buying a first home. Our finances play an important role in the key stages of our lives and can help us to achieve some of

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Ex-youth boss at Man City gives some tips

Taylor & Taylor Director, Ross Taylor was very pleased with the outcome of a game of Golf. He was to hear some top tips about leadership, management and teamwork from is playing partner. To find out what happened next click here to

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