The Clarion: our news and updates.

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Capital gains tax review: the great corona cost clawback?

Will capital gains tax (CGT) rise dramatically as the government attempts to claw back the cost of extra spending during the coronavirus pandemic? Last month Chancellor Rishi Sunak commissioned The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to investigate whether capital gains tax is ‘fit for purpose’. This surprise review of CGT could lead to higher taxes […]

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Carole celebrates her decade with the Clarion team

Adviser and client support Carole Loynd is celebrating ten years with Clarion Wealth Planning. She joined the team on August 8, 2010 and works closely with our Founder Ron Walker. Carole said: “I had been dealing with Ron for a number of years while working at one of the big Providers in Manchester so I […]

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Clarion Investment Committee diary July 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 2pm on  July 16, 2020 by video link. Committee Members in attendance: – Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion […]

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Clarion rises to challenge to support Challenge 4 Change charity

We are delighted to have helped save a charity that supports young people who are struggling at school or becoming involved in crime from closing due to Covid-19. We donated £3,000 to Challenge 4 Change because we are passionate about investing in the future of young people in the North West. The charity, based in […]

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The Zoom Boom Stock market and economic commentary July 2020

There is no such thing as a rich pessimist – Max Warburg, German banker The year has only just passed the half-way mark but the history of Covid-19 and how it should best be combatted will not be written for a long while yet. The past few months have been an exceptional time for all […]

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A time for reflection: passing down wealth

The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has been a strange and difficult time for all of us, not to mention also extremely sad for some people with life-changing events becoming common place. The crisis has meant that we have all come face to face with our own mortality and the isolation of lockdown has offered a […]

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Clarion Investment Committee Diary June 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held on June 18, 2020, at 2pm by video link. Committee Members in attendance: – Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion […]

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Has COVID-19 changed financial planning meetings forever?

Clarion chartered financial planner Peter Butcher takes a look at how the lockdown has changed how we communicate with clients and whether that change will be permanent. Video conferencing software has been available for several years, but it is only now that it has been truly embraced. The benefits of Zoom are clear; the reduction […]

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Stock market and economic commentary: A realist adjusts the sails

“The Pessimist complains about the Wind; The Optimist expects it to change; The Realist adjusts the Sails.” William Arthur Ward, writer Despite the release of data showing the UK economy suffered a record contraction in activity in April and cautionary comments from the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of America (Fed), the past few […]

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