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Election 2015: What are the key manifesto pledges affecting advisers?

24 April 2015 11:00 am | By Sam Brodbeck, Mark Sands

With the general election now weeks away, Money Marketing looks at the key election pledges impacting advisers and their clients.

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Could Conservatives' Pension Wise review spell the end for MAS?

24 April 2015 9:30 am | By Mark Sands

The Conservatives want to extend the remit of Pension Wise to cover all working people.

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Advisers back Tories as election looms

24 April 2015 8:55 am | By Mark Sands

Over half of advisers plan to vote Conservative next month.

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Think-tank: UK market still well suited to annuities despite pension freedoms

23 April 2015 4:14 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

UK’s tax regime, low state pension and sophisticated market mean annuities remain attractive.

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Tony Wickenden: A Budget for advisers, platforms and asset managers

21 April 2015

This Budget could be interpreted by the proactive and positive among us as one for advisers, platforms and asset managers.

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Brian Tora: Is the market pricing in future risks properly?

17 April 2015

With the general election campaign now in full swing, our domestic market is displaying the sort of nervousness that might be expected when the final outcome is so uncertain.

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MM leader: Pension tax relief is boiling over

16 April 2015

Politicians will bang the drum about looking after “hard working families”, but don’t diligent savers also count as hard working?

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Nic Cicutti: Tory IHT move appeals to voters' naked self-interest

16 April 2015

 IHT is the third component of a financial Holy Trinity considered so crucial to Tory election hopes.

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John Lawson: Budget for savers gave with one hand and took with the other

7 April 2015

For the second year running, the Chancellor targeted savers in his Budget.

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MM leader: Pension savers are easy prey

2 April 2015

Providers are running scared of guidance and Pension Wise cannot tell people what they want to hear.

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Can the major political parties deliver on housing?

9 April 2015 | By Mark Sands

“Fine words” on housebuilding have yet to win over a sceptical industry ahead of this summer’s general election.

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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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