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Godfrey Bloom: Ukip should do more to tackle financial regulation

18 September 2014 1:04 pm | By Samuel Dale

Former Ukip financial services spokesman Godfrey Bloom says the party is focussing solely on EU regulation.

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Labour Budget

Is Labour preparing to overturn George Osborne's pensions revolution?

18 September 2014 8:30 am | By Tom Selby, Samuel Dale

Insurers have held behind-closed-doors meetings about the political risk attached to Chancellor George Osborne’s pension revolution.

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NIESR: Scotland's currency 'plan B' would fail within a year

17 September 2014 11:03 am | By Pamela Morris in Edinburgh

If Scotland opts to use the pound unilaterally and walks away from its share of UK debt this could lead to “unprecedented” austerity, NIESR warns.

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Unemployment falls again to 6.2%

17 September 2014 10:21 am | By Samuel Dale

The ONS reports nearly half a million jobs have been created in the last year.

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MM leader: Is Labour about to blow apart the Budget?

18 September 2014

Insurers are planning for the unthinkable – a U-turn on the Government’s flagship pension reforms


Robert Reid: Change is on the cards whatever Scotland decides

18 September 2014

Mass devolution is likely if Scotland votes no to independence.


Will Budget reforms be remembered as a catastrophic blunder?

10 September 2014

The law of unintended consequences says the actions of individuals and governments always have effects not foreseen by those involved.

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Iain Anderson: Can No campaign win back momentum on Scottish independence?

9 September 2014

Hang on to your hats (or your bonnets) - this is going down to the wire

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Tom McPhail: Is Steve Webb's Nest stance anti-consumer?

9 September 2014

The DWP announcement that it has already decided to scrap the restrictions on Nest looks on the surface like a strong pro-consumer decision.


The beginning of the end for Scottish financial services?

8 September 2014

The trouble with regulation, as many in the industry will attest, is often the unintended consequences.

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Budget 2014


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 2013


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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Labour Conference 2013


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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Conservative Party Conference 2013

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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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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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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?

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