Autumn Statement 2023

Information correct as of 22 November 2023 Yesterday, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivered his Autumn Statement, which was in contrast to the sobering ‘state of the economy’ statement he gave this time last year. Since last year, inflation has fallen to 4.6%, more than half that at the same time last year, and this has handed the Chancellor …

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Global Market Commentary October 2023

Please note that the content of this review should not be considered as investment advice or any form of recommendation. If you require investment advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our qualified team. The End of Rising Rates? Key Themes October was another difficult month for investors – …

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Portfolio Review – October 2023

If you have recently received a letter from your Three Counties Financial Adviser regarding a recommended change to the asset allocation of our model portfolios to reflect the changing investment landscape, you will find below the associated documents we advise you read before you proceed with our recommendation. Once you have read these documents and …

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HMRC extends National Insurance deadline to 2025

It has been announced that taxpayers will now have an extra two years to make any additional payments to their National Insurance (NI), this enables people to make contributions to increase their state pension entitlements. The original cut-off point for voluntary NI contributions from April 2006 to April 2017 has now been extended to 5 …

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Where Does All the Money Go

Have you ever wondered what happens to the tax you hand over to HMRC? The government used to send a printed annual summary to taxpayers that outlined how much Income Tax and National Insurance individuals paid in the last financial year and how these contributions were used in government spending. Since 2020, this information has …

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Global Market Commentary – September 2023

Please note that the content of this review should not be considered as investment advice or any form of recommendation. If you require investment advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our qualified team. Sell-off Resumes Key Themes The first half of 2023 produced good returns from overseas stock …

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Understanding the new childcare allowances

It was music to many parents’ ears when it was announced in the Spring Budget that there will be more support for many working parents with the extension of free childcare support The new offer comes into play in the UK in April 2024 in a staged approach and will more than double the current …

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Global Market Commentary – August 2023

Please note that the content of this review should not be considered as investment advice or any form of recommendation. If you require investment advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our qualified team. A Pause for Breath Key Themes Most of August felt like a return to 2022, …

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Global Market Commentary – July 2023

Please note that the content of this review should not be considered as investment advice or any form of recommendation. If you require investment advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our qualified team. A Strong Summer for Stock Markets Key Themes 2023 is doing its best to go …

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Global Market Commentary June 2023

Please note that the content of this review should not be considered as investment advice or any form of recommendation. If you require investment advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our qualified team. A New Bull Market? Key Themes The first half of 2023 has flown past with …

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