There is an article in the FT this morning suggesting that it should become much easier to invest in UK government bonds and that the almost deliberate lack of data supply to retail (household) investors that lets them choose the right bonds to save in seems like a deliberate attempt to stop them doing so.
I agree that it is absurd that trading in shares is made really easy in this country, but saving by owning a part of the UK national debt is made really hard. A tiny proportion of that so-called debt is owned by individuals as a result, which is one reason why it is so hard for people to understand that this so-called debt is just a savings arrangement.
This makes no sense to me. The government wants people to save with it, but makes it hard for the people who should be doing that saving – the people if the UK – to do so.
So, you can buy gilts direct from the DMO.
Or you can just use Hargreaves Lansdown as you do with shares. Or any other broker of course.
What the hell’s difficult about this?