Budget Summary: Summer Without A Picnic?

Budget Summary: Summer Without A Picnic?

A budget claimed as putting ‘economic security and working people first’ saw an increase in National Insurance Contributions, the removal of Employment Allowance for companies where the director is the sole employee, outlined plans for Dividend changes, fuel duty being frozen, a new National Living Wage, the Annual Investment Allowance permanently set, and Corporation Tax being reduced. A [...]
The Uncertainty Of Inflation

The Uncertainty Of Inflation

Expectation from the Bank of England is that inflation will turn negative, but interest rates may rise, stated the first inflation report of the year. However, the anticipated dip is unlikely to lead to a deflationary spiral. The Bank left 2015 growth forecast unchanged at 2.9% but raised 2016 forecast to 2.9% from 2.6% (three months ago). [...]
When Will Interest Rates Rise?

When Will Interest Rates Rise?

For they surely will.... Inflation Report Recap. August 2013 - Forward guidance would use several indicators, mainly based upon unemployment, labour market, working hours and surveys of ‘spare capacity’  in companies. The degree of spare capacity would reflect upon any increase in Bank Rate. 18 additional indicators were added for degrees of space to the projections. [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2014

Money Spiced with Llama Spit Some fifty four pages of analysis, trends and developments across the economy are patiently explained and in a matter of fact manner, and inflation projections are translated by a patient and informative Agent....  yet, even with an A4 glossary, I left the meeting with my brain shrieking the same way [...]
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