Don’t despair – there’s hope for the high street yet

Business rates keep rising. The online giants keep on expanding. The living wage has pushed up staff costs in what…

1 Dec 2018

Loophole Cottage

I have a faint memory that I once came across a property called Loophole Cottage. It was named, I think,…

1 Dec 2018

An object lesson in investing in luxuries

On Saturday afternoons, Bernie Ecclestone and I can often be found nudging in front of each other looking for bargains.…

1 Dec 2018

The freelance trap and how to avoid it

In Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables, police inspector Javert pursues the hero, Jean Valjean, with a single-minded doggedness, immune to…

1 Dec 2018

The perils of pensions

Pension freedoms granted to us by the coalition government in 2014, which allowed us to do what we liked with…

1 Dec 2018

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