Month: February 2021

Market Update: Corporate Taxation Becomes a Global Fixation

It would be some understatement to say that Rishi Sunak had an interesting start to life as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Less than a month into the job, Sunak delivered his first Budget as the UK economy was closing it shutters and a black hole in public finances was expanding. One year on, his second Budget looks to be just as eventful.

/ 26th February 2021

Market Update: One year on – who would have thought

Exactly one year ago, on 19 February 2020, stock markets hit their pre-pandemic high. Over the five weeks that followed, markets plunged in the most extreme global market crash ever known, as the world accepted that COVID-19 was a threat of unprecedented dimensions. Looking back, it seems impossible anyone could have even broadly predicted what would happen over the following 12 months...

/ 20th February 2021

February Team News: Our Spotify Playlist

It feels a little late to say it, and doesn’t seem like much has changed in the world – but nonetheless, Happy New Year to all of our clients from everyone at Vizion Wealth! There is more positivity going forward now with our brilliant vaccine roll-out, so props to the NHS for making this happen! The end is nigh.

/ 19th February 2021

Your Financial Action Plan

In these uncertain times, it can help to focus on the things you can control. And working out what your money’s doing for you now and where it might come from in the future can give you real peace of mind.

/ 16th February 2021

Market Update: No UK Double Dip, but Much Talk of Bubbles

‘Worst recession in 300 years’ was how UK media framed Friday’s release of UK GDP growth data for the last quarter of 2020. They were also quick to point out that the -9.9% full-year number was far worse than any other major industrialised nation around the world. What they only reported far further down in their articles was that compared to...

/ 15th February 2021

Market Update: Vaccine Dividend Expectations

As the British government and media are keen to point out, the UK is one of the world leaders in vaccine numbers. After trumpeting the speedy approval of the BioNTech/Pfizer, Oxford/Astra Zeneca and Moderna vaccines, the government has administered jabs to more than 10 million Britons.

/ 5th February 2021

Market Update: A February of Nerves

In the middle stages of the pandemic, when things had the potential for going very, very badly, there was a sense of global solidarity and unity among people and politicians. Maybe China received opprobrium – it was certainly demonised by many in the US – and the iconoclast in the White House enjoyed being different...

/ 1st February 2021