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Autumn Statement 2016

Wednesday saw Phillip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement and the first major pronouncement of the state of the nation’s finances since Brexit. Last weekend the New Chancellor said his plan will not include a big new spending push due to the high levels of public debt...

All Trump but very little Fanfare

2016 will undoubtedly be remembered for being a year of surprises, and perhaps none more so than Donald Trump’s march to the White House. Once again, as witnessed with the General Election in the UK and the Brexit vote, the most striking feature is perhaps how...

An Interesting Decade

Robert Louis Stevenson once said “don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” It is hard to believe that the seeds of CDC were planted back in Autumn 2006 and as we have now reached our tenth anniversary,...

Property Fund Update

Despite the positivity displayed by recent FTSE 100 movements, the repercussions of the Brexit vote gathered speed this week as Standard Life Investments announced a suspension of their UK Real Estate Fund.  This move was quickly followed by a slew of others including Aviva, Columbia...

Be careful what you wish for…..

The UK population has spoken and once again confounded both bookmakers and pollsters with a vote to leave the EU. The initial reaction was of course negative, with Sterling reaching lows against the US Dollar not seen since 1985, whilst the FTSE 100 was initially off...

Budget 2016

The March 2016 budget was always likely to be challenging for those on both sides of the equation. For the chancellor, the need to make £4bn of savings without tampering with VAT, Inheritance Tax or National Insurance, all of which he had made a commitment...

Autumn Statement – Defiant despite u-turn

Welcome to our latest Newsletter which focuses exclusively on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Whilst on the surface there may not have been too many headline grabbers, once again the detail is where the interesting stories lie, but with both the Treasury and Office of Budget Responsibilities...

Flying Solo

Given the events in Greece over the past few days, the Summer budget was always in danger of being relegated to something of a sideshow. But that belies the importance of George Obsorne’s first budget being unconstrained by a Liberal Democrat alliance, and the first...

New Team Member

It is not so much a ‘welcome’ but a ‘welcome back’ to our newest team member, John Sterricks. John worked for CDC between 2012 and 2013 and after spending a short time with another local firm, he has returned to take up the role of...

Office Refurbishment

Due to the continuous expansion of CDC, we have begun exciting new renovations within our north-east office from Wednesday 8th July. Throughout the process of refurbishment of our office space, we may be subject to slight disruptions over the next two weeks, however we do...