It has been widely reported the UK consumer is facing headwinds and potential challenges on a number of fronts.
Buying stocks with overseas exposure
Three key areas of concern
Closes on 31 August
Global economic growth strongest since the start of 2014
Working with veteran Harry Nimmo
Declining smoking statistics
14 funds would have be affected
Concerned about Brexit and weaker pound
While the yield attractions of equities have rarely been so strong relative to bonds, it is undoubtedly right that a significant amount of commentary is currently devoted to record levels of net debt and shrinking dividend cover.
Sentiment to UK equities rose 4.82%
Fell 2.1% in day's trading
Previously warned on pharma dividends
Downing has soft-closed its MI Downing UK Micro-Cap Growth fund, managed by Judith MacKenzie, as it has reached its £30m capacity limit.
Humans versus machines
EM-focused companies looking appealing
Third anniversary this month
Launched in January
UK equity income continues to look relatively attractive in a world of low interest rates and low bond yields.
Owned 43% of the company
The casual observer of recent dividend trends in the UK may be forgiven for believing the income outlook has improved dramatically.
Part of NEST Retirement Date Funds
UK elections will throw up opportunities
Targetting companies with 'pricing power'