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15 Jul 2020
Working through lockdown and beyond

Working through lockdown and beyond

A year ago, I joined the Thorntons Investments Investment Team to do what I enjoy most about investment management – looking after clients and their wealth.  Better still, Thorntons Investments’ flexible approach afforded me more time with my young family.  Little did I know that one year on I would be working at the kitchen…

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19 Jun 2020
Matt Strachan looks back at the history and success of the Alternative Investment Market, which was launched 25 years ago this week.

Matt Strachan looks back at the history and success of the Alternative Investment Market, which was launched 25 years ago this week.

This week is the 25th anniversary of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). So, I thought it appropriate to indulge a little in its history and success. I remember its launch well, as I had been responsible for a couple of investments on one of its forebears, the Unlisted Securities Market (USM). Back in 1995 it…

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12 Mar 2020
UK Government Budget 2020

UK Government Budget 2020

Rarely have we seen a Budget delivered against such a dramatic existential threat to the global economy.  The fact that the Coronavirus will have a major impact on the major economies of the world is not in dispute.  The extent of that impact on the UK economy is a significant judgment call for a Chancellor…

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5 Mar 2020
Tax Allowances, use it or lose it

Tax Allowances, use it or lose it

There are a number of exemptions and allowances that an individual can use in relation to their personal tax position and as we approach the end of the UK’s fiscal year on 5 April, it is important to try and use these, where appropriate, especially as a number of them cannot be rolled forward, so…

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