Month: October 2015

October Market Commentary

The end of September, and the end of the third quarter of 2015 – a quarter which, as all the financial press reported, was the worst for global equities since 2011. As CNBC put it: A sustained collapse in commodity prices, China’s stunning market rout followed by its shocking currency devaluation as well as fears […]

Should you be worried during significant market falls?

A recent Standard Life article suggests that in simple terms, you probably shouldn’t be worried about recent market falls. Most of us are investing over the long term, and significant market falls happen periodically. Generally, the wrong thing to do when markets fall by a reasonable margin is to panic and sell out of the […]

Changes to the taxation of dividends by Keith Knight, Turner Hampton

Until now many clients who run a small business from which they receive dividends will be used to no tax being payable if the total income remains in the basic rate band. Dividends received by someone paying the 40% rate of tax are currently taxed at 25%: and for the highest earners, whose income falls […]

The EU Referendum is on the horizon. What impact might it have on UK SMEs?

The UK is set to have a referendum by the end of 2017 which will determine whether or not we will remain a member of the European Union. In this referendum everyone of voting age will take part, answering “Yes” or “No” to the question of whether they wish to remain a part of the […]