November 23, 2017

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Autumn Budget 2017 – Brian Jukes’ review

With a backdrop of reduced growth forecasts and flatlining productivity, the Chancellor did reasonably well to deliver a relatively upbeat Budget.  The two main focuses of his speech were the housing market, particularly for first time buyers, and ensuring the UK remains at the forefront of technological advances, particularly in the fields of electric vehicles… Read More

What you need to know from the 2017 Autumn Budget

For individual’s the backdrop to this Budget was increasing inflation and an increase in interest rates with the impact being that living costs are increasing quicker than earnings. Early in the Budget speech the Chancellor downgraded the UK’s growth forecasts over the coming years. On hearing this I expected there to be some announcements of… Read More

Autumn Budget 2017 – Brian King’s review

In advance of the Budget many analysts suggested the Chancellor should deliver a “cautious” and “steady as she goes” message. The UK is engaged in Brexit negotiations, there are concerns about the UK productivity, rising inflation, a recent interest rate rise and the impact these may have on the future direction of the UK economy…. Read More

Don’t let Black Friday cast a shadow over your productivity!

Love it or loathe it, Black Friday is almost upon us. In case you have been living under a rock, the day doesn’t mark a solar eclipse. Black Friday is an American import – the day after Thanksgiving, dedicated to major retail sales which signals the start of Christmas shopping. Some serious discounts get shoppers… Read More