Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 – A Quick Round Up at Year End

Flashing Dashboards

You may recall David Cameron commenting recently about flashing dashboards when mentioning the Eurozone and continuing austerity cuts here in the UK. So do we need a new car or does the driver just need to understand what the flashing lights actually mean? Firstly I would say that David Cameron is probably not the best qualified person to comment on the economy. The UK economy is actually doing ok, but what he probably is doing is softening us all up for the next bit of bad news that is going to emerge on government spending cuts. The data coming out of the Eurozone is reasonable as well. And there is still plenty of value in European equities, so don’t be fooled into thinking everything is doom and gloom.

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Simple Solution’s interpretation of the Autumn Budget Statement

On Wednesday 3rd December the Chancellor George Osborne announced the details in his autumn statement. We have covered a few of the areas here below that may affect savers. This is in addition to the pension reforms that are due to come into effect in April 2015, which will allow people to take greater control over their pension funds, and remove the requirement to purchase an annuity.

These are exciting times and it gives people plenty of opportunity to make adequate provision for their future.

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