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Week 21: The return of the office

Back in the swing of things this week after a brief break. Caught up with quite a few people together with, of course, a large email inbox. So have been in a reflective mood… the thought for the week… the … Continue reading

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End of lockdown support measures?: Weekly roundup 7 August 2020

This week it felt like the wheels were turning to end many of the support measures in place during lockdown. The FCA had a consultation paper out on whether the payment deferral period and measures should be extended. There is … Continue reading

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Week 20: End of Staycation

The weather held, which really has been great news for all of us taking staycations… even when WFH, with the shorter commute, it has been easier to make more of the weather, which has been a real advantage too… observations … Continue reading

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Start of August: Weekly roundup 31 July 2020

This week continued to feel a quieter week and being the last week of July, the news cycle slowed somewhat. Here are the key stories this week. It has been reporting week for the banks and most have posted significant … Continue reading

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Week 19 lockdown: Taking a break

It was a little different this week with the first week of summer vacation and some really nice weather in the UK… good thing is I have been able to get out and about a little more… some observations for … Continue reading

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Time to relax a little?: Weekly Roundup 24th July 2020

This week has undoubtedly been a quieter week with a little time off work. However the news cycle continues with the main news (outside of politics) still being economic projections on the impact of lockdown. Mortgage, credit card and loan … Continue reading

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Week 18 lockdown: Touching normality

The summer holidays here, restrictions are easing (for now) and there was a sense of making up for lost time this week… a sense of normality is returning… holiday trips being booked, days out with friends and at work investment … Continue reading

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Dog days of 2020: Weekly Roundup 17 July 2020

A bit of a different tack this week. With all the focus on COVID19 and the lockdown, it has been easy to forget about the other topic…. Brexit. Most of us are tired of the issue and have been quite … Continue reading

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Week 17 lockdown: Greenshoots or just not ripe enough to tell yet?

With lockdown easing, it feels we are all seemingly trying to return to normal (with even a £30bn package to help us do so). Hotels, B&B’s, and holiday accommodation are starting to open and bookings have gone through the roof. … Continue reading

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Insulating the economy?: Weekly Roundup 10 July 2020

A key theme for me this week has been the announcement of more financial assistance to get people back to work. In the UK chancellor’s summer statement £30bn of measures were announced; from VAT relief for the hospitality industry, a … Continue reading

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