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COVID-19 crisis - economies, markets and policy responses

By Peter Toogood, CIO, Embark Group

COVID-19, Embark Adviser newsletter

The reaction of financial markets to the spread of Covid-19 has been dramatic and, as economic statistics roll in over the coming weeks and months, and companies report their earnings, the actual scale of the damage will become clearer.

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Key Budget changes on the IFA agenda

By David Lowe

Embark Adviser newsletter

The key announcements made in the Budget that will impact IFAs and their clients comes in the context of a massive fiscal boost for the economy of £30bn and a remarkable increase in regional, housing and infrastructure spending of more than £600bn over the life of this Parliament.

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We need to talk about...the pension freedoms

By Sara Wilson

Embark Adviser newsletter

For the uninitiated, the 2014 Budget announcement that the government would “legislate to remove all remaining tax restrictions” on access to pension pots may not have sounded particularly radical.

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