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Spring Budget 2021 Summary

Friday 5th March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his Spring 2021 Budget on 3 March, and in this summary we cover the main points and their implications for financial planning. Budget Summary If you have any…

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics . . .

Sunday 21st February 2021

This famous quote incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Disraeli is used to explain how figures can be manipulated. It was highlighted in the UK GDP figures with the media quick to point…

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Climate change: how do we play our part?

Friday 12th February 2021

As you know, at Bailey Cook we believe in sustainable investing, where investors can benefit from investment returns to meet their own financial objectives, whilst at the same time supporting…

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Cummings and Goings

Monday 16th November 2020

Dom and Donald - Gone - well nearly, we have to wait until the end of the year. Very sorry we couldn't resist the headline and hence another Bailey Cook Blast…

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Positive developments on climate change

Thursday 12th November 2020

There has been a recent flurry of positive policy-level-climate-related news. Joe Biden has committed to re-joining The Paris Agreement, Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to cut emissions by 30%…

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Edging Closer

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Stock markets were booming yesterday with the UK FTSE 100 index up over 4.6% on the day and United States (US) Dow Jones index closing up by 2.9%. Part…

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Secure Email Communication with Unipass Mailock

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

We are conscious that putting in place effective financial planning requires individuals to share personal and financial information with us, and increasingly this information is shared electronically. It is therefore a…

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A sense of Limbo

Tuesday 27th October 2020

It feels as though we are stuck in limbo at the moment with a risk of a hard Brexit, Democrats and Republicans in the United States unable to agree a…

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Market Update and Phoebe Stone's Presentation

Friday 2nd October 2020

We hope our clients enjoyed Phoebe Stone's presentation last week. Below is a link to a recording for you to review, at your leisure, and for those unable to…

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Taxing times

Friday 11th September 2020

We mentioned last week we'd focus a bit more on possible tax raising measures that Chancellor Rishi Sunak may use and his request to the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS)…

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Change for the better

Monday 7th September 2020

In April Phoebe Stone of LGT Vestra kindly presented a live video conference giving her views of the market and also touching on the sustainable investment theme of the portfolios…

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Market Update 14 August 2020

Friday 14th August 2020

Poor FTSE 100 Index Performance At the end of July the UK FTSE 100 Stock Market Index was down 20.4% year-to-date compared to the MSCI European Index (excluding the UK) down…

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