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Navigating by the stars under cloudy skies

Monday 6th November 2023

In our August bulletin we said that data suggested we were nearing the end of the interest rate hikes as inflation was coming under control and falling. Whilst to an…

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Is the end of the cycle approaching?

Friday 11th August 2023

It was good to see so many of our clients at our Bath Racecourse seminar in July where we were blessed with the weather for the afternoon's racing. The day…

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Follow the money

Wednesday 24th May 2023

Sustainable investment Many of you will have heard us use the mantra "follow the money" when describing one of the reasons we think investing in Sustainable funds is a key part…

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No Limits!!

Monday 20th March 2023

The Budget Well not quite as only one of the limits on Pensions i.e. how much you can have in a pension fund, without paying extra tax, called the Lifetime Allowance…

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Cautious optimism?

Friday 3rd February 2023

The unusual aspect of 2022 (first time in 30 years) is that both fixed interest investments, such as Government Gilts, and shares fell in tandem, when usually they counteract each…

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Autumn Statement

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

After the mini budget in September, the autumn statement last week from Chancellor Hunt achieved two aims of reassuring markets, by way of showing fiscal responsibility, and raising funds. It…

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Charity Update:  First Steps Bath

Friday 18th November 2022

With winter just around the corner and the cost of living crisis getting worse, we thought it was timely to reaffirm our support for our chosen charity, First Steps Bath. …

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It's not what you do, it's what you say!!

Friday 11th November 2022

What a contrast as we are used to "action speaking louder than words" being the mantra and yet last week the opposite was true of the UK and US Central…

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A shot in the foot!!

Saturday 1st October 2022

It's hard to work out why there was a need to push the extra unexpected tax cuts in the recent mini budget as our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, seems…

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Please Stop Spending!

Friday 2nd September 2022

There's been a considerable amount of doom and gloom, particularly about the UK economy, inflation, and interest rates with what seems to be a "Top Trumps" scenario of ever-increasing predictions…

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Friday 15th July 2022

We have all seen the unfortunate passing away of Dame Deborah James, all too soon at 40, who will be remembered as the "Bowelbabe" bringing awareness and raising £7 million…

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The beginning of the end?

Wednesday 8th June 2022

It's been a very mixed few weeks culminating in the Jubilee weekend which we hope you enjoyed. It proves parties still go on, but with a bit more decorum than…

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