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BDO Stoy Hayward predicts rate rises

BDO Stoy Hayward says it expects to see two more interest rate rises by the end of the year, bringing the rate to 5.25 per cent.
It believes the Bank of England will hold off any rate rise until after the election with the first rise possible in June.
BDO Stoy Hayward partner Chris Grove says: “The latest poll of polls reveals that businesses remain wary of the potential effects the General Election will have on the economy. Despite this, the economy continues to grow at a healthy pace with output up and inflationary pressures subsiding.”


Pains on gains

Simon Hildrey says the Budget produced a worrying development in the onslaught on CGT mitigation.

Flight fights on for IFAs

Tory campaigner for IFA rights Howard Flight says he hopes to be battling for financial advisers long into the future.

Is volatility dead? No, sell credit

There are several arguments that one could currently make for why credit markets look unattractive. These include signals that the US economy is in late cycle, the fact that corporate leverage has been increasing (with 2016 setting a record for the amount of global bond issuance), and that US high-yield default rates have risen considerably […]


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