Monthly Archives: July 2020

July Market Commentary

Looking back to the start of last month, June began optimistically as the Space X astronauts reached the International Space Station and ended on an even more upbeat note as Boris Johnson launched a ‘new deal’ for Britain and declared: “This is the moment to be ambitious.” All the major stock markets we cover in the commentary seemed to be feeling …

To defer or not to defer your tax bill

As part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, HMRC are letting businesses defer VAT payments due between 20th March and 30th June this year. Businesses will only be able to defer payments made quarterly and monthly for the period ending in February, March and April. Deferral is automatic, so you need not apply if you think that your business would …

Retirement planning in the time of coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak has signalled the dawn of a worrying time for everyone. As well as anxiety about our own health and the wellbeing of our loved ones, many of us are understandably worried about the financial future. Recent stock market turbulence is concerning for all investors, but particularly for those who are in defined contribution pension …