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Investment supplement: prepare your finances for the election

Financial markets hate uncertainty, which could be an issue this year

By Ruth Jackson   March 2015

It is an election year in the United Kingdom and in just a few months’ time the nation will head to the polls. It is going to be an incredibly tight contest, with many experts predicting that we could have a hung parliament, resulting in another coalition government.

What does all this mean for your finances?

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UK election results don’t tend to cause seismic shifts in the financial markets but the old adage that the markets hate uncertainty could be an issue this year. Such a close contest could see things get jittery in April…

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