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Calling Time on the Triple Lock State Pensions?

The long-standing triple lock underpinning state pensions may be under threat as a result of Covid-19.

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Could the UK Introduce a US-Style Alternative Minimum Tax ?

The adoption in the UK of a transatlantic approach to income tax could appeal to a cash-strapped Chancellor.

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2020 Rollercoaster Ride for Investors

The second quarter saw stock market recovery after the Covid-19 shock, but not to previous levels or directions.  

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Accumulated Runs: Two Tricky Hundreds

The cricket season may only now be slowly getting underway, but May saw the Chancellor score two centuries which, in different times, would have deeply worried investors. It's time for judicious tax panning. 

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Investment trust or investment fund?

The debate about the relative benefits of investments trusts and investment funds (unit trusts and OEICs) could be coming back into focus.

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Holding Your Nerve with Your Investments

Hard as it feels, now is the time to try and stay calm. 

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Shifting Fortunes: Shell's Historic Dividend Cut Shocks the Markets

When a 75-year run is broken, something significant has probably happened.

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Calculating Inflation Under Lockdown: What's in Your Basket?

The Covid-19 pandemic has created problems for the statisticians who calculate the rate of inflation. What will your money get you today? 

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Deferring July's income tax payment

The imminent payment on account does not have to be paid.

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Could UK interest rates head into negative figures?

The Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, suggested in mid-May that negative interest rates were one possible response to the economic fallout from Covid-19.

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