How would a no-deal Brexit affect investors?

Britain does not necessarily need an EU trade deal to thrive post Brexit.

17 Sep 2020

The problem with government forecasts

Covid-19 has made a mockery of the government’s predictions.

10 Sep 2020

What tax rises will Rishi Sunak introduce?

All eyes are on the Chancellor’s forthcoming budget.

2 Sep 2020

How to protect your investments ahead of a possible recession

In such unpredictable times, it’s vital to spread your risk.

26 Aug 2020

Is now the time to invest in UK shares?

The FTSE 100 has suffered the sharpest fall in the bear market – should investors take note?

20 Aug 2020

Why the housing market won’t collapse any time soon

Is there anything which would cause the UK housing market to enter a sustained slump? Not if the government can help it.

12 Aug 2020

How will the government’s new planning reforms affect house prices?

The government’s new proposals could backfire.

5 Aug 2020

The problem with investing in gold

Gold is not always the ‘safe haven’ that investors make it out to be.

29 Jul 2020

Those predicting a swift economic recovery should think again

Talk of a ‘W’ shaped recovery could be premature.

23 Jul 2020

Is now the time to introduce a flat tax?

A flat tax was seen as too controversial prior to Covid but could the pandemic justify its introduction?

15 Jul 2020

The trouble with Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty holiday

Why it still pays to stay put.

8 Jul 2020

Boris says build – but where are the missing houses?

The stall in house-building could mean further property price inflation.

1 Jul 2020

Are we heading for hyper-inflation or deflation?

In other words, will we become Zimbabwe or Japan after Covid-19?

24 Jun 2020

Why a V-shaped recovery is still possible

Just about every letter of the alphabet has been used to predict our economic future but which one will come true?

17 Jun 2020

Property is a riskier investment than we think

With shares, we spread risk but with property it’s a case of all in.

10 Jun 2020

Could coronavirus make suburbia cool again?

It’s hard to see the point of second homes when for much of this crisis, people have been prohibited from using them.

3 Jun 2020

Britain needs a sovereign wealth fund like Norway

1.5 per cent of all the world’s listed shares are owned by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund – it’s time we followed their lead.

28 May 2020

Are tech stocks immune to the pandemic?

While other sectors have faced the full brunt of the Covid downturn, the tech sector seems eerily unscathed.

26 May 2020

We’re still counting the cost of the Northern Rock bailouts

Many ‘mortgage prisoners’ are unable to move their loan to another lender

21 May 2020

The furlough scheme will soon become a national addiction

The generosity of Rishi Sunak’s scheme will prompt furlough demands during every subsequent national crisis.

12 May 2020

Rural houses with gardens will rocket in value after lockdown

Outdoor space will be at the forefront of buyers’ minds for some time to come.

7 May 2020

How much will the UK economy shrink by in the second quarter?

Those trying to predict what will happen next should take a hard look at their own bank accounts.

29 Apr 2020

What will happen to your savings after coronavirus?

Negative interest rates have been a persistent fact of life in Britain and the pandemic has only entrenched them further.

22 Apr 2020

Covid-19 has exposed the hypocrisy of insurance companies

From travel to car insurance, insurers are pocketing millions during lockdown whilst being reticent to pay out.

8 Apr 2020

Coronavirus has made it impossible to value property

Covid-19 has put the housing market on hold while the equity market is in free fall – which will fare better in the long run?

1 Apr 2020

What help will the government give the self-employed?

As it stands, the government has protected employees of big corporations but left the self-employed high and dry.

25 Mar 2020