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Week ending 5th July 2024.

As you can see from the accompanying table, it was broadly a positive week for financial markets.

Market Update – 10th July 2024.

Despite the UK hitting the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target in May, retail sales data indicated a drop in purchases last month of 0.2% year-on-year in comparison to the 4.9% growth in June 2023.

Increasing number of workers fear they will never be able to afford to retire.

The number of people in full-time employment who believe they will never be able to afford to retire because of the impact of the rising cost of living is on the rise, with two fifths (39%) of workers claiming they will never be able to afford to stop working, up from one in three (33%) twelve months ago.

1.5 million mortgage fixes expected to end this year.

Over the next year 1.5 million homeowners are expected to face sharp increases in their monthly mortgage payments when their fixed rate deal comes to an end, with prices rising by approximately £1,800 a year on average

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