Economic Review April 2019

May 16, 2019
STOCKPILING BOOSTS UK ECONOMY The UK economy grew more strongly than expected in February as ‘pre-Brexit’ stockpiling provided a boost to the monthly rate of economic growth.Official gross domestic product (GDP) data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the economy [...]

Thomson Tyndall sponsors Hatchards’ Burma events

March 19, 2019
Thomson Tyndall are delighted to be sponsoring Hatchards’ series of events on Burma: Past, Present & Future from 18th-21st March. This represents an area of special interest for one of our advisers, Simon Akroyd, and the event promises to be a fascinating one, bringing together [...]

Spring Statement 2019

March 14, 2019
The Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement on Wednesday. Further detailed commentary is available here

What you need to know about retirement mortgages

February 12, 2019
Whilst much is often made of the plight of first-time buyers, a lot less attention is generally paid to older borrowers who are looking for the right type of mortgage product for their needs. However, banks and building societies are increasingly aware that borrowers are [...]

Autumn Budget 2018

November 1, 2018
The Chancellor delivered his third Budget on Monday and no doubt you have read or been sent a number of commentaries since then; as before we have therefore tried to pick out those points that we feel are of most relevance to our clients. As [...]

Stamp duty penalises older people for moving

October 4, 2018
Think tank, the Adam Smith Institute, believes that Stamp Duty Land Tax, to give stamp duty its full name, should be scrapped. Amongst many reasons why they think it should be abolished is the belief that its existence prevents older people from downsizing. The prospect [...]

Economic Review 2018

July 5, 2018
MPC vote boosts prospect of August rate hike Although interest rates were left unchanged following the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on 20 June, an additional dissenting voice has increased the likelihood of a rate rise at the next meeting in August. The Bank of [...]

Budget 2017

November 29, 2017
The Chancellor delivered his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday and no doubt you have read or been sent a number of commentaries since then; we have therefore tried to pick out those points that we feel are of most relevance to our clients. Further detailed [...]

Does how you invest reflect your generation?

April 3, 2017
The way we view our savings and investment reflects when we were born, to a remarkable degree. Those aged 51 to 70 (Baby Boomers), for instance, are more likely to feel that they have been particularly lucky with their cash. This generation saved hard for [...]

Gen O struggling to save

January 3, 2017
The ‘Ostrich Generation’, or Gen O for short (16-34 year olds), have got their heads in the sand when it comes to how they choose to spend and especially save their money. A recent survey1 revealed that over half of Gen O regularly treat themselves whenever [...]

Sustainable Income Levels

October 26, 2016
A frequent question from investors is “What is a reasonable level of income to expect from my investments bearing in mind inflation?” It has never been an easy one to answer because all predictions of future market behaviour are necessarily uncertain, even over the medium/long [...]

Residential Nil Rate Band

August 18, 2016
MANAGING THE TAPER FOR ESTATES ABOVE £2 MILLION This new allowance for Inheritance Tax is not due to come into effect until April 2017 but it will be a valuable relief, worth up to £140,000 of tax saving for couples after 2020. Needless to say [...]