Financial Update – March 2021

Welcome to your monthly newsletter.

March has arrived and cautious optimism is the order of the month. The vaccination programme continues to prove successful, and a promising exit route to Covid restrictions has been laid out. For individuals and industry alike, the possibility of a return to relative ‘normality’ seems more tangible than at any point in the last 12 months.

In the words of the Prime Minister; “The crocus of hope is poking through the frost. Spring is on its way, both literally and metaphorically.” While some people have begun to find comfort amongst the frost of late, brighter days are surely coming, and that is a good thing for everyone.

It isn’t the first time that March has come bearing good messages. For example, it was March of 1876 that the Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone. The signing of the Treaty of Paris brought the end of the Crimean War in March 1856. In 1904 March saw the first mainline electric train in Britain run from Liverpool to Southport. Just 8 years later on 28 March startled onlookers watched as both the Oxford and Cambridge crafts sank in the Boat Race that year, not so much a good message, but certainly a memorable and exciting moment! This March let’s all endeavour to keep our heads above water.

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