Chequers Agreement – “Classic Cherry Picking”

Thoughts on the Cabinet's Brexit agreement from our global economist - John Shepperd The “Chequers Agreement”, issued after the Cabinet meeting last Friday, is a short, three-page outline of the UK’s proposed position as we head into the final stages of the tortuous Brexit negations. A...

Butler Toll Guide to Understanding Investment Risk

Butler Toll is delighted to announce the unveiling of the first in a series of guides covering a wide range of areas in financial planning, exclusive to our clients. The Guide to Understanding Risk is an essential tool for our clients at initial meetings to help...

TWIGS CHARITY CLAY SHOOT

Please support this annual Charity Clay Shoot now in its 8th year. Entries close in only 3 months’ time! Cheques can be sent to me or BACS payments can be made directly to Bank Sort Code: 30 – 98 – 41; Friends of TWIGS A/C No. 7748 4468. Signing-on,...

Interest Rates Remain Unchanged

After the March Monetary Policy Committee meeting the market was pricing in a 90% chance of a Bank Rate hike at the May 10th meeting. The March meeting’s Minutes said that the economy had progressed as expected since the forecast update in the February Inflation...

Where next for interest rates?

By John Shepperd; Economics Adviser to Butler Toll Asset Management When the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to raise Bank Rate (from ¼ to ½%) last November, it was not seen as much of a real tightening. More a reversal of the post-Referendum cut, taking back an...

A Look Ahead to 2018

By John Shepperd; Economics Adviser to Butler Toll Asset Management   The start of any New Year is a time when economists and others look forward to what is in prospect. Always a slightly hazardous exercise and if you cast your mind back to this time last...

Exam Success for Jake

[vc_row] [vc_column width="2/3"] Congratulations to Jake Rudman, who has just completed a series of exams to qualify as a Chartered Financial Planner. Jake is the third member of the Butler Toll Financial Consultancy team to achieve Chartered status, with a fourth Consultant, James Yeoell, due to sit his...

Budget November 2017

Comment by John Shepperd; Economics Adviser to Butler Toll Asset Management. 24th November, 2017 The UK Budget is often an over-hyped event. In part this is due to the tradition and ceremony that surrounds it – the obligatory photo of the Chancellor holding up the Budget...

Top marks for James

Congratulations to James Yeoell, a member  of our Financial Consultancy Team,  for achieving the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Best Paper award. This was in recognition of an excellent result in the AF4 Investment Planning qualification James undertook earlier this year as part of his Chartered Financial Planner...

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