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Jam tomorrow?

Paul Norris, of London-based wealth managers, Clear Capital Markets, considers the investment opportunities now that the General Election has been held. The markets and sterling both enjoyed immediate post-election surges, following the emphatic win by the Conservatives on 12 December — the UK economy put on £33bn and the pound rallied to a 19-month high […]

UK housing policy needs reforming

Nik Randall, managing director of London-based reForm Architects, considers how the UK might boost the supply of affordable housing. Home, sweet home Well-designed buildings and spaces are vital for successful and sustainable towns and communities, and everyone has an image in their head of their ‘perfect home,’ — a safe place where they can live, […]

Pensions don’t have to be taxing

John Moore, of Strabens Hall, has produced a short case study, which might be of interest to those who run limited companies who want to know more about tax efficient pension planning. A Defined Benefit Small Self Administered Pension Scheme (SSAS) should be seriously considered if you or any of your clients are starting the […]

Tackling the housing crisis

In the week that Jeremy Hunt announced his campaign aspiration to build 1.5 million additional low cost houses for young people over the next 10 years, Mike Frisby of Mike Frisby Wealth Creation hosted a Co-Living Super Conference with a panel of well regarded co-living industry “pioneers”, attended by over 150 people. Members of the […]

Now that’s what I call progress

Love it or loathe it — there isn’t a middle ground with HS2 — the high speed link between London, Birmingham and the North is hardly out of the news. And, for good reason. Taxpayers’ money to the tune of what was initially a £33billion scheme, may well ending being double that figure; some have […]

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment

One Silk Road Property Development & Investment brings together professionals operating in the property arena, encompaassing a range of skills and services, including property development, architecture and interior design, legal services, banking and finance and marketing consultancy. The latest brochure is available to view online here and if you would like to join this growing […]

Don’t become a liability

With the EU-phoria of the World Cup journey dissipating and the long and twisting road leading to Brexit ahead, Tony Sampson Consultant Solicitor and Insolvency Practitioner at Keystone Law issues a timely warning about the importance of keeping on top of cashflow in what could be turbulent seas ahead. The benefits of being a director […]

The Business of Football from a legal perspective

If the Premier League was decided by reference to gross profitability, then according to the latest Final Table analysis in the The Times, based on each club’s TV game fee; place money and share of TV income and their estimated wage bills (in £ million), the final 2017/2018 table might look something like this: If […]

Gimme shelter revisited: the under invested

It doesn’t get much better than being part of an 80,000 crowd at the London Stadium on a beautiful May evening, listening to the poignant opening notes of “Gimme Shelter” ringing out under the darkening skies.  That same week it was announced that Country Garden, a global property developer that specialises in so called “Meta […]

Guanxi: can you afford to ignore it?

“What is guanxi?” you may ask. It is a Chinese concept that refers to those personal networks and relationships through which you have an influence for mutual benefit. There is no direct translation into English, but guanxi also incorporates the advantages that such relationships can have and as such is very important in helping to […]