Economics & Markets

The budget that won the tories the general election

The budget that won the tories the general election

2 mins. to read

Like anyone with a degree of pragmatism, I usually wait until the financial press have gathered all the data of the Budget before taking a view on what it has actually served up. Indeed, the usual situation is that unless you are a masochistic drinker or driver, it is best to avoid the whole event.…

Wednesday’s stock market report

Wednesday’s stock market report

8 mins. to read

The Markets In what may potentially be his final Budget Chancellor George Osborne delivered a generally well received set of tax changes and a raft of boosts for investors. Highlights of the speech included a further relaxation of pension rules from April next year, which will allow up to five million pensioners to swap their…