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Why File Your Tax Returns Early

Why File Your Tax Returns Early?

Filing your accounts early doesn’t mean you have to pay your tax early. It just means you know how much you will need to pay, and that offers a number of advantages. Here are some compelling reasons why it might be a beneficial move: 1. Improved Financial Planning and Analysis Filing early provides more time …

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Is the UK stock market in crisis

Is the UK stock market in crisis?

Cambridge-based tech company Raspberry Pi recently confirmed that it plans to list on the London stock market, which could see it valued at around £500 million. We’ve also seen reports that Chinese fast fashion brand Shein is considering floating on the London Stock Exchange instead of New York, following issues with US lawmakers. That’s great …

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Market Commentary June 2024

Market Commentary June 2024

Introduction The global financial markets continue to grapple with a complex mix of geopolitical tensions, inflationary pressures, and evolving central bank policies. The past year has seen significant shifts in market dynamics, with varying impacts across different regions. This commentary provides an overview of the key factors influencing financial markets in the UK, Europe, the …

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Work-Life Balance

Is a work-life balance a dealbreaker?

Striking the right balance between work and other aspects of your life, such as family responsibilities and hobbies and pastimes, can be very hard. But that doesn’t mean people won’t take serious measures to make it happen. According to a study by Travel Counsellors, half of working people in the UK expect to leave their …

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Financial Market May 2024

Market Commentary May 2024

Introduction For several months now, we’ve been noting that while growth remains slow across much of the globe, the worst of the inflation crisis seems to have passed. The International Monetary Fund believes the world economy has been “remarkably resilient” in recent years, noting that despite “many gloomy predictions, the world avoided a recession, the …

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Would you open a British ISA

Would you open a British ISA?

Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget was a rather unflashy affair, with no big headline-grabbing, rabbit-out-of-the-hat moment. This was a surprise when you consider that we’re in a general election year, but it does explain why the reaction to the entire fiscal event was rather muted and why the Budget hasn’t moved the dial politically. But there …

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