Making a Positive Statement

Posted by siteadmin on Friday 12th December 2014.

The big news in the financial world was last week’s Autumn Statement from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

It contained a host of really progressive ideas. The headline grabbers relating to the changes to Stamp Duty and the way ISAs (or NISAs as they are now known) are implemented.

I don’t have the space in this blog to go over the changes in detail but I’m happy to have an informal chat to go over them with anyone interested in finding out more.

And next year is going to be a particularly busy one for the financial world as more changes come into effect.

I’ve also been busy where as part of my role of chairman of the Pinner & Northwood Business Club, it was my pleasure a couple of weeks ago to escort the Mayor of Harrow on the annual tour of Pinner’s Christmas shop window displays.

The Mayor looks at the displays of all of the retailers who have made a festive effort and decides on the winners over a traditional lunch at Friends Restaurant. It’s the prelude to the Pinner Pantomime Evening and the curtain raiser for the Christmas shopping spree.

The following evening, I had the pleasure of attending the My Local Heroes Awards. It’s an event organised by My News Magazines who I write a monthly column for. The night recognised the unsung heroes within our community and it was humbling to hear so many stories of courage, selflessness and decency.

It was a delight to see that Pinner stalwart Cynthia Wells was recognised in the highly competitive Fundraiser of the Year category for her sterling work and in raising money for several local causes. Cynthia is really committed to the village and her hard work plays a part in keeping it a special place. So well done Cynthia.

Talking of Pinner, it’s now six months since we moved into our new offices in the High Street. It’s been a really positive move for us. Being located so centrally means it’s convenient for our clients to visit and vice versa.

We’re now fully settled in and if you would like to pop in for a chat and a coffee please feel free to call.