Arlene Foster on the Northern Irish economy, Brexit, and Jeremy Corbyn


Arlene Foster has been the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) since December 2015, and the Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone since 2003. Read More




Starting a business: Who is setting up in the UK and how can you do it?


Interested in starting a business? Here are some facts to consider. In 2016, more than 650,000 new businesses were started up in the UK, according to the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE)’s analysis of Companies House data. This figure beats the previous record set in 2015 of 608,110 new ventures. Read More


The retirement time bomb is ticking – are you financially ready?


If you’ve set up your own small business, chances are you are self-employed. There are many advantages of being self-employed, but when it comes to a retirement income, the options narrow compared to a worker who is “automatically enrolled” in a workplace pension scheme. Read more.

Will there be a ‘Santa Rally?’ in 2017


Thinking about what to write this week, I suggested to my editor: ‘what about an article about a Santa Rally?’. I got an excited response of ‘How fun!’.

The truth of the matter is that a Santa Rally can ‘be fun’ if you are an investor benefiting from a stock market rally at the end of December – or alternatively it can be rather underwhelming (if it doesn’t happen, that is). Read More