The Bottom Line

By Morgan Williams & Co.

Do We All Want to Give Up Work for a Year?

We don’t want to sit behind screens anymore. According to a recent BBC article, ever-increasing numbers of us have reassessed our work and our lives post pandemic, and we want to work outside.  Quoted in the article David Rochefort, a former IT worker, said the pandemic made him want to do something ‘astronomically different.’ “My...
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Working from Home: is your Boss Spying on You?

Two years ago working from home was a rare luxury: something you might do as an occasional one-off or as you recovered from an illness. Then came the pandemic and suddenly WFH – it soon became an acronym – went mainstream.  As the vaccine roll-out accelerated people gradually returned to the office – but there...
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What Happens in an Internet Minute?

Christmas… The time of year for families. For reflecting on the year that’s ending. For looking forward to a New Year.  …And, of course – like every other time of year – for checking your phone. Not just being with the family, but taking photos of them all. Sharing the photos. Sending texts and WhatsApp...
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December 2021 Market Commentary

November was a month when supplies of both oil and gas – or the lack of them – dominated the news. You will read several comments below about the threat of inflation. In many countries, it is reaching levels not seen for two or three decades, and the escalating price of oil and gas –...
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Our Award Winning Team.

We are incredibly proud to announce that James, Alice and Daniel have all been named in Citywire’s Top 35 Next Generation Advisers 2021. “Now in its sixth year, Citywire New Model Adviser’s Top 35 Next Generation Advisers celebrates the very best young planners coming through the profession.”Each was selected on their own merits; For Alice,...
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What does the New Government mean for Germany and Europe?

Angela Merkel became German Chancellor in November 2005. Sixteen years later Germany went to the polls with Merkel – having already stepped down as leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) – making it known that she would not be seeking a fifth term as Chancellor, and the de facto most prominent politician in Europe.  Opinion...
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No Chips – so No New Car?

If you have read the headlines recently, you may well have seen some along the lines of ‘Car Chip Shortage to last until 2023’.  What exactly is the ‘car chip shortage’ and – as the headlines suggest – if it does last for another two years, what does this mean for the UK economy and...
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Autumn 2021 Budget – Overview

Autumn 2021 Budget – Overview Introduction The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his first Budget of 2021 on Wednesday March 3rd. Now, a little under eight months later, he was back, rising to speak after Prime Minister’s Questions as he once again tried to chart the UK economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic...
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November Market Commentary

Introduction  October was the month which brought us Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s second Budget of the year. Normally that would make the headlines, but October was also a month when the world gave us plenty to worry about.  With factors such as rising energy prices and supply chain issues impacting economies worldwide, the UK’s economic outlook...
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