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Former Treasury financial secretary Mark Hoban to quit politics

23 January 2015 11:34 am | By Sam Brodbeck

MP who compared advisers to McDonalds staff to step down after 14 years.

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NHS cuts spark fears over protection premiums rise

23 January 2015 9:30 am | By Devraj Ray

Experts warn further cuts to treatments provided by the health service could lead to rising protection premiums.

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Slipping through the cracks: Experts warn Budget pensions splurge could hit state benefits

23 January 2015 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Savers on benefits are in danger of slipping through the cracks of the new pension freedoms by taking cash and losing their entitlements to state help.

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ECB announces €60bn a month QE programme to fight deflation

22 January 2015 2:23 pm | By Adam Lewis

The European Central Bank has announced a programme of quantitative easing to the tune of €60bn a month until the end of September 2016.

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Opinion

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Is George Osborne the luckiest Chancellor in history?

16 January 2015

Success in politics, as in life, can often owe as much to dumb luck as the merits of the protagonists involved.

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Nic Cicutti: Who needs to step up to the plate in 2015?

8 January 2015

A number of organisations needs to deal with some unpleasant realities.

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Nic Cicutti: Osborne shows grasp of personal finance

11 December 2014

Like Gordon Brown, George Osborne is a highly political Chancellor but one who understands how personal finance resonates with the public.

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MM leader: Osborne has not addressed the real problem

11 December 2014

There is more to stamp duty move than simple electioneering.

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Outflanked: Osborne has stolen the election...and Ed Balls just stood and watched

5 December 2014

The Chancellor’s decision to axe the hated “slab” stamp duty system could seal the 2015 election for the Conservatives.

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MM leader: Savers should be nudged to full advice

4 December 2014

Nudge theory and behavioural economics are increasingly shaping the future of financial services.

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Budget 2014

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Providers face huge financial hit from pensions guidance

31 March 2014 10:40 am | By Tessa Norman

Providers may be forced to run group sessions to keep costs down, say experts. 

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Analysis

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Brokers attack 'back of an envelope' Labour mansion tax plans

31 October 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers have slammed the Labour Party after it revealed its proposed mansion tax last week.

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Is it time for major reform to how we tax property?

23 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Political parties are considering big reforms of stamp duty and wealth taxes.

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Why did the Scottish No campaign not talk about mortgage uncertainty?

18 September 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers argue that the uncertainty around a currency split and mortgage lending should have been a main feature of the No campaign

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Lack of direction: Govt's guidance on long-term care advice falls short

11 July 2014 | By Steve Tolley

Advisers and providers believe the Government’s long-term care guidelines are too broad and don’t do enough to aid self-funders.

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