Triple lock survives – for now

The government has acted to ensure state pension increases can happen next April. Source: House of Commons Briefing Paper CBP-08712. The Basic State Pension (BSP) and the New State Pension (NSP) – for anyone who reached State Pension Age after … Continue reading

The Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan

The latest pandemic support measures are much less generous than before. As the country braced for dealing with further localized outbreaks of Covid-19, the Chancellor made an early autumn appearance before the House of Commons to announce his ‘Winter Economy … Continue reading

Nurture Autumn 2020

Welcome to the Autumn edition of our newsletter

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Another Autumn Budget deferred

After heavy hinting from the Treasury for some weeks, the expected Autumn Budget has been pushed into spring 2021. Since the March Budget and through to August, the expectation was that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, would introduce his second Budget … Continue reading

Global dividends fall less than in the UK

Dividends paid by overseas companies fell less sharply than their UK counterparts in the second quarter of the year. Source: Janus Henderson The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on corporate dividends has been dramatic in the UK. Total dividend payments … Continue reading