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On 1st November 2018, 16 teams gathered at Braintree Golf Club in Braintree for the annual Lambert Chapman charity Quiz Night. As part of our fundraising partnership with the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, all proceeds from the evening were pledged towards supporting...read more
Why is the Foreign Aid budget sacrosanct? Charity begins at home. If we need more money domestically, as we surely seem to, why don’t we slash the Foreign Aid budget? Several billion freed up for defence, cyber defence and offence, and the police budget, with some...read more
Philip Hammond commenced his Autumn 2018 budget with much information regarding the state of the economy. The chancellor was pleased to report that national borrowing is £11.6bn lower than predicted back in March with total debt as a percentage of GDP expecting to...read more
Spreadsheet Phil strikes again! I’m not sure of the wisdom of emptying the coffers rather than getting the country’s borrowings down at a greater rate, but at least it is a positive policy move, rather than the somewhat grey statements of the recent past. The...read more
A big spending budget with significant increases in the personal allowance and higher rate tax threshold. I expected more money for health, social care and universal credit, but the tax decreases I didn’t expect. I hope the extra spending overall will not derail the...read more
With potential political upheaval ahead, it is important that the Budget that Phillip Hammond delivered was suitable for the support of the DUP. We can only wait to see if that is the case. Mr Hammond delivered a number of initiatives that will affect the clients that...read more
Good news regarding the early increase in personal allowances to £12,500 and to raise the higher rate threshold to £50,000 a year earlier than expected. Higher rate taxpayers should benefit the most but all taxpayers should see a benefit with some individuals being...read more
A budget to benefit who? Having spent the day at a Spa whilst the budget was on, I was keen when I returned home last night to find out what I had missed. I listened to the news on Radio 2 on the drive home - nothing mentioned. I went onto the BBC website and had to...read more
Under pressure to support No 10's 'end of austerity' message, bolstered by revised growth forecasts from the Office of Budget Responsibility, and safe in the knowledge that it could all go out of the window in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Chancellor gave the...read more
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