NICs – a tax by any other name?

The new National Insurance Contributions (NICs) scales for 2020/21 were announced ahead of March’s Budget, with one slight surprise hidden in the numbers. Are NICs a tax?      Over many years, Chancellors have tried to convince the public that … Continue reading

Nurture Spring 2020

Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter

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Covid 19 measures update

The 11 March Budget from the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, included £7 billion of expenditure targeting the impact of Covid-19 on employees, the self-employed and businesses. On 17 March a further raft of measures was announced, amounting to an additional … Continue reading

The regulator identifies potential ‘areas of harm’ for investors

With individual investors now exposed to direct marketing of some products, the UK financial regulator has spelled out which parts of the personal investment market it is most worried about. “Sustained low interest rates have suppressed returns in safer asset … Continue reading

Covid -19. Measures for businesses and individuals

Last week’s Budget from the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, included £7 billion of expenditure targeting the impact of Covid-19 on employees, the self-employed and businesses. Six days later a further raft of measures was announced, amounting to an additional £20 … Continue reading