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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jun 30, 2020 10:51:30 AM

The COVID-19 crisis will push the country into an unprecedented economic slump. Just how big the slump will be is currently unknown but experts’ predictions aren’t optimistic. One independent forecast …

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Topics:EconomyUKCoronavirus

by Alexander Beard Group, on Nov 18, 2019 2:25:54 PM

There are many indicators used by economists to measure the state of the economy. Most of these are based on complex financial algorithms that calculate the fiscal state of affairs …

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Topics:Economy

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 24, 2019 10:19:44 AM

A study found in 2018 that one in four adults have no savings. Many residents in the UK wish that they had cash to save, however high monthly outgoings and …

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Topics:EconomySavingsUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Jun 5, 2018 2:44:08 PM

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced that GDP growth is down to 0.1% from last quarter’s 0.4%. This means that the first quarter of 2018 saw the UK …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 10, 2015 12:15:37 PM

According to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review, we all look set to face a galvanised HMRC, with an increased war chest for tackling tax evasion and avoidance. The …

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Topics:AnnouncementsBusinessEconomyTaxUK

by Alexander Beard, on Dec 8, 2015 11:52:25 AM

Just over four months ago, George Osborne delivered his second Budget of 2015, following the Conservative Party’s outright victory in the May general election. At that moment, the view from …

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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 8, 2015 11:46:44 AM

Introduction Well, what a splendid month October was, with all the major world stock markets that we cover in this Bulletin skipping merrily upwards. Germany and China led the way …

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Topics:EconomyEuropeMarket CommentaryUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Nov 5, 2015 12:13:31 PM

The end of September, and the end of the third quarter of 2015 – a quarter which, as all the financial press reported, was the worst for global equities since …

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Topics:EconomyEuropeMarket CommentaryUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Sep 11, 2015 11:57:06 AM

Introduction “Markets can fall as well as rise…” Never was that statement more true than in August, when virtually all the major world markets headed down, led by the plunging …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 17, 2015 10:01:30 AM

Those who listened to the Summer Budget on 8th July for news affecting small businesses will no doubt have been glad to see corporation tax slashed and the employment allowance …

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Topics:BusinessEconomyTaxThe BudgetUK

by Alexander Beard, on Aug 10, 2015 10:18:35 AM

July was a dramatic month. Greece held a referendum and emphatically rejected the austerity package offered by its creditors. Motor-cycle riding Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, calling the creditors “terrorists”, …

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Topics:BorrowingEconomyEuropeMarket CommentaryUKUSA

by Alexander Beard, on Jul 23, 2015 11:17:22 AM

An essential part of writing this bulletin each month is making daily notes on the main business and stock market news. This month we have comfortably broken our record – more than …

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Topics:BankingBusinessEconomyEuropeMarket CommentaryStock MarketUKUSA