Autumn Budget 2018 Review
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has presented his Autumn Budget to Parliament. We examine some of the key economic announcements which could have implications for investors.
The Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled his last scheduled Budget before Brexit, promising that “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end.”
The Budget was announced earlier than usual this year so that it didn’t clash with final negotiations in the run up to the UK’s departure from the EU next March. The Chancellor warned that the Spring Statement could be upgraded to a “full fiscal event” if necessary.
He said that the future would be “full of change, full of challenges and full of new opportunities” and pledged to set aside an extra £500m for Brexit preparations.
We’ve set out some of the key Budget announcements in our summary article, starting with the measures which affect our personal finances.
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Tax changes announced in the Budget are more bad news for buy-to-let property owners. We explore ways investors may still invest in property, without purchasing physical bricks and mortar.
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The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice.
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