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96% of N&P clients say public must take responsibility for environment

More than 90 per cent of Norwich & Peterborough Building Society customers believe that people should take immediate responsibility for the future state of the environment.

Results from N&P&#39s latest environment survey – commissioned to celebrate Nat-ional Tree Week – show that 96 per cent of its customers want action to be taken now to stop further damage to the environment. But although 80 per cent of N&P customers worry about the effects of global warming, only 32 per cent are aware that their home emits carbon dioxide – one of its major causes.

Despite this, 77 per cent say they “do their bit” for the environment through draughtproofing doors and windows and having showers instead of baths. N&P says emissions can be reduced further by allowing food to cool before refrigerating and by using a microwave to reheat food.

The survey points out the difference that planting trees can make, with 75 per cent saying they are aware that by planting trees they can offset emissions from their home.

General manager Stephen Penlington says: “National Tree Week is an ideal opportunity to remind people that when it comes to harmful emissions our message is reduce, reduce, reduce. The only way we can deal with climate change is if we all begin to take responsibility for the emissions we produce.”


City law firm launches N2 guide for firms

CMS Cameron McKenna specialist financial services lawyer Simon Morris has produced a guide to help firms make last minute preparations for N2.The guide, N2 Preparedness Practical Steps for Firms, provides answers to questions such as what needs to be done before December 1, how will N2 impact firms, do firms understand the new Sourcebooks and […]

SocGen predicts market recovery

SocGen Asset Management is predicting a recovery in the tech market, following the pessimism after the September 11 attacks.The fund manager believes that although many investors remain nervous about tech stocks, the sector is expected to offer market leading earnings growth.It believes the market has turned a corner and tech will follow recovery in the […]

Sandler reveals review moves to push savings

Ron Sandler has signalled that increasing savings will become a major goal of his review. Speaking at Aifa&#39s annual dinner in London last week, Sandler said this was in line with Treasury thinking. The review&#39s initial consultation focused on market efficiency and commission. Sandler said he accepted that there could be a conflict between the […]

New retail share class on Threadneedle bond

Threadneedle Investments is to launch a new retail share class on its UK corporate bond fund which will pay trail commission to IFAs. Currently, the fund has just one share class – with a front-end charge of 2 per cent and an annual charge of 0.5 per cent – which does not pay any commission. […]

Inheritance tax when it is relevant

Neil Jones is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. A trust can offer significant advantages when an individual is […]


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