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Cameron: Scottish independence could hit financial services

28 August 2014 10:57 am | By Steve Tolley

Cameron to say 90 per cent of Scottish financial services business with rest of UK is due to the union.

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BCC says UK GDP to hit 7-year high in 2014

28 August 2014 9:31 am | By Pamela Morris

The British Chamber of Commerce has upgraded its GDP forecast for 2014 to 3.2 per cent up from 3.1 per cent.


ECB appoints BlackRock to advise on bond-buying

28 August 2014 8:28 am | By Sam Macdonald

BlackRock’s advisory arm will aid the ECB in designing a programme to buy asset-backed securities to ease credit conditions in the eurozone.


MPs warn HMRC IT shake-up risks 'disaster'

27 August 2014 3:31 pm | By Steve Tolley

Senior MPs warn over plans to break up super computer into as many as 100 parts.

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The Very Reverend Revenue

26 August 2014

Booking Westminster Abbey for a morale boosting staff meeting seems fitting for an increasingly powerful taxman.

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Nic Cicutti: L&G exit shows ABI cracks can't be papered over

21 August 2014

No wonder some members are asking what’s the point of staying in the trade body.

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MM leader: Who is meeting who in the corridors of power

21 August 2014

Recorded meetings are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what actually goes on between the Government, the regulator, and firms.


David Thompson: How platforms can boost advice post-Budget

12 August 2014

Adviser disquiet about picking up a substantial part of the cost of the proposed guidance service is understandable.


Malcolm McLean: Pensions under Scottish independence

11 August 2014

With the Scottish referendum looming, perhaps certain areas of the pension industry ought to be more advanced by now, in case of a yes vote.

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Nick Bamford: Why Osborne’s guidance is an expensive waste of space

7 August 2014

Most savers don’t need the complex and expensive guidance service being proposed by the Government.

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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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Lib Dem conference: What did it all mean for advisers?

18 September 2013 2:51 pm | By Samuel Dale

The party met in Glasgow for their annual conference to flesh out manifesto ideas.

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IFS: Millions more to drift into 40p income tax band by 2030

25 September 2013 10:19 am | By Samuel Dale

The Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts changes to pensioner taxation in the next 15 years.

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Senior Tories ask which Euro powers should return to UK

2 October 2013 12:01 pm | By Samuel Dale

MPs want firms to argue the case about which decisions governing financial services should be made in the UK.

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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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Lenders under fire over remortgage approvals

11 August 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers expect to see an autumn upturn in remortgage approvals but urge lenders and borrowers to assess the situation now.


Do Budget pension reforms help or hinder older borrowers?

1 July 2014 | Updated: 4 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

What options are there for older borrowers in light of the Budget changes?


Brokers attack armed forces Help to Buy rules

26 June 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Armed forces personnel using the Forces Help to Buy scheme are prevented from taking up the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee as it violates EU regulations

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