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20 Dec 2023
The Scottish Budget 2023

The Scottish Budget 2023

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Shona Robertson, faced some difficult decisions in drawing up her first Budget.  Inflation had taken its toll on spending, to which had been added new commitments such as a promised council tax freeze in 2024/25. The situation was exacerbated by the UK government’s decisions in the…

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18 Dec 2023
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

From all of us here at Thorntons Investments, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We wish you and your loved ones a very safe & happy festive period. Thank you for your continued support over the past year, and we look forward to working with you in 2024.

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23 Nov 2023
Autumn Statement 2023

Autumn Statement 2023

Jeremy Hunt’s second Autumn Statement was set against a much less financially turbulent background than his first. However, politics still loomed large with a likely election in the next 12 months prompting calls for tax cuts from within the Conservative party. Until recently the Chancellor had attempted to stall such demands with warnings of “difficult…

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16 Mar 2023
Spring Budget 2023

Spring Budget 2023

The first Budget since October 2021 was widely expected to be an uneventful affair. Five months ago, the then new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, presented an Autumn Statement that was more of a Budget than many formal Budgets. Not only did his Autumn Statement result in a greater increase in the tax burden than most Budgets…

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6 Mar 2023
End of an Era

End of an Era

February 2023 has marked the end of an era at Thorntons Investments when our original team member, Graeme Young, retired after 24 years’ service.  He was instrumental in creating the Investment team within Thorntons Law, where he worked as a financial adviser until 2014, and after, when Thorntons Investment Management Limited became its own entity. …

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22 Dec 2022
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

From all of us here at Thorntons Investments, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We wish you and your loved ones a very safe & happy festive period. Thank you for your continued support over the past year, and we look forward to working with you in 2023.

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16 Dec 2022
The Scottish Budget 2022

The Scottish Budget 2022

The Scottish Budget arrived towards the end of a busy week for economic news and the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, set out “four important factors” in arriving at the measures announced in the 2023/24 Scottish Budget. Subject to these major constraints, Mr Swinney set out three priorities for “a different path” from that taken…

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18 Nov 2022
UK Government Autumn Statement 2022

UK Government Autumn Statement 2022

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement came against the background of a Spring Statement and a September ‘mini-Budget’ (which has now been substantially reversed). The overall context is a European recession and high inflation in the wake of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The Autumn Statement was presented as a difficult and necessary…

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