Rishi Sunak is going to update the country with his latest tax policies on 27 October – but it may turn out to be a bit of a damp squib.
The reason being, well, we’ve already had the biggest tax rise for 20 years given to us like the harsh medicine we all need, in the form of the National Insurance hike. It’s difficult to see what rabbits Mr Sunak could yet pull out of his hat.
No doubt there will be some gems in there though, there always is. My favourite from Budgets past was when Philip Hammond snuck in the fact he was looking to abolish copper coins. My, that caused an uproar.
The Budget is the banner event in the finance media’s calendar. It trumps nearly everything else. But this month I’ve noticed an interesting trend. Awards seem to be back in a big way.
There are so many (18!) I can’t list them all for you. So here are some top ones to keep an eye out for:
- 05/10/2021 CISI Financial Planning Gala Awards
- 05/10/2021 100 Women in Finance London Annual Gala
- 07/10/2021 International Investment Awards
- 12/10/2021 PIPA Awards
- 20/10/2021 European Pensions Awards
There are most certainly going to be some sore heads by the end of the month…how will anyone even be able to pay attention to the Budget by then?
Other than the Budget and that big mess of awards, the calendar is looking pretty standard fare this month. Instead, I’d suggest keeping an eye out for the Mouthy Money FinTech Roundtable Report. It’s live on Mouthy Money now, but we’ll be posting a second piece on it in the second week of October.
Plus, our very own crypto expert, Milo Larkin, will be publishing the Future Finance: The future of crypto in financial services report next week. It has some intriguing insights into crypto, regulation and how the sector is adapting. Get in touch with him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Here’s wishing you a happy Autumn from all of us here at MRM, Capital City Media and Mouthy Money.