May 2015 - Moore Stephens Financial Services

Market cycle

Signs are afoot that the market cycle is starting to turn again

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Inflation in the UK is currently at 0% in comparison to the consistent UK inflation target which is 2%. In an environment where the issuing of capital by way of Quantitative Easing will at some point lead to inflation, the current 0% rate is confusing. Part of the answer though is energy prices. The fall in the oil price brought energy price inflation down and that takes time to feed…

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Workplace pensions

Steve Webb, workplace pensions and the future

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For those involved with pensions, Steve Webb losing his seat was one of the more notable outcomes of the recent elections. The Liberal Democrat drubbing saw one of the most informed Ministers lose his seat and inevitably his place as the leader of pension reform in this country. Mr Webb was one of those rare individuals, a Minister who understood his subject and was able to push through generation changing…

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