Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump

Why markets have bounced back after the election of Donald Trump

If there’s one thing that financial markets don’t like it’s uncertainty. Though Donald Trump signifies uncertainty to many, to the markets he’s a relatively safe entity. Hence, despite an initial fall that followed his surprise election, they have since rallied. Early...
Nationwide warns average home costs six times annual wages

Nationwide warns average home costs six times annual wages

House price growth at standstill, but Nationwide warns that the average home costs six times the average wages. According to the Nationwide Building Society, the typical UK home now costs six times the average annual earnings, even though house inflation is slowing...
Consumer spending growth reached six month high in October

Consumer spending growth reached six month high in October

“Consumer spending growth rose to a six month high in October. Talk of potential price rises does not appear to have dented consumers’ confidence, with spending up 2.5% on the year, on a par with pre-referendum levels. “The experience economy continued to fuel this...

Nightclub doorman sentenced for tax fraud

A security doorman, and former HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) employee, has been sentenced for tax evasion. Jonathan Hilton, 36, of Burnage, Manchester, worked as a doorman for several nightclubs in the Manchester area from 1999, but never declared his wages to HMRC....
Six ways to avoid a festive financial hangover

Six ways to avoid a festive financial hangover

The shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the starting gun for many to the annual ritual of excessive spending over the Christmas period. The average Black Friday consumer is expected to spend £203 on the day this year, double last year’s figure....