Protecting vulnerable consumers is a key focus for the FCA

15 Mar 2021
Protecting vulnerable consumers is a key focus for the FCA

Protecting vulnerable consumers is a key focus for the FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) warns that there are now “27.7 million adults in the UK with characteristics of vulnerability.”  Examples of vulnerability include poor health, such as cognitive impairment, life events, such as bereavement or new caring responsibilities, low resilience to cope with financial or emotional upsets and low capability, such as poor literacy…

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4 Mar 2021
UK Government Budget 2021

UK Government Budget 2021

On some counts this Budget was Rishi Sunak’s 15th major announcement since his first Budget, just under a year ago.  During this period, the pandemic has dominated the Chancellor’s actions and this was true of his latest Budget.  To no small degree the framework for Mr Sunak’s latest appearance at the despatch box had been…

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1 Mar 2021

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In line with current UK Government restrictions regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic, our offices remain closed. Our colleagues are working from home and continue to provide services and maintain regular communications with all our clients. Should you wish to speak with us, please continue to use the main telephone number of 01382 797600 and your call…

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26 Nov 2020

UK Government Spending Review 2020

Late November should have seen the Chancellor announce his Autumn Budget and a comprehensive spending review covering the next three financial years. Like many other plans, the uncertainty created by the pandemic has put both on hold. In their place was a Financial Statement, primarily addressing a one-year spending review, with a nod to the…

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15 Jul 2020
Working through lockdown and beyond

Working through lockdown and beyond

A year ago, I joined the Thorntons Investments Investment Team to do what I enjoy most about investment management – looking after clients and their wealth.  Better still, Thorntons Investments’ flexible approach afforded me more time with my young family.  Little did I know that one year on I would be working at the kitchen…

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