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Road to Brexit

Biggest investment planning challenge over the coming years for all investors Brexit has created an air of uncertainty, and no one really knows what’s coming next or what it could all mean in the long term. On 29 March, Prime

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Brexit

Catalyse, or sabotage? Supporters of the British vote to leave the European Union (EU) have heralded recent economic indicators as vindication that Brexit will act to catalyse, not sabotage, the UK economy. Before June’s referendum, most economists warned that a

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Investment matters post-Brexit

Facing new challenges at every turn to meet long-term objectives We are now living in a more uncertain world, and for many investors they are facing new challenges at every turn. As correlations between asset classes rise, the right strategy

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Investments post-Brexit

Maintaining a long-term perspective is the key to investment success As was widely predicted, a vote to leave the EU wiped billions off companies’ share prices. Low interest rates and volatile stock markets are likely to be the order of

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Existing commitments re-examined in post-Brexit climate

During the referendum campaign, the Prime Minister, David Cameron, said the so-called ‘triple lock’ for state pensions would be threatened by a UK Brexit. In their 2015 election manifesto, the Conservatives promised to extend the triple lock on state pensions

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Brexit: wages and taxation

The point of maximum impact The economic effects of leaving the EU could cause unemployment to rise in the UK which would reduce the pressure for wage growth. The Treasury estimated that wages will be between 2.8% and 4% lower

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Brexit: the effect on mortgages

Will the Bank of England cut interest rates? Before the EU referendum vote, the Treasury predicted a vote for Brexit would mean a rise of between 0.7% and 1.1% in borrowing costs. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, claimed the average

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UK ready to face the future ‘from a position of strength’

For the UK to leave the European Union, it has to invoke an agreement called Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced on Friday 24 June he would be stepping down as prime minister by

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UK’s exit from the European Union after 43 years

The UK’s exit from the European Union after 43 years is now set to happen. The vote by a majority of British people to leave the European Union on Thursday 23 June represents a very significant decision for the UK,

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