The Tories would probably give less away, borrow less and cut spending more, although they have the luxury of opposition and so provide less detail. The rest will be up to the voters. Now they have a choice, we think voters should be given the opportunity to exercise it as soon as possible.
The FSA has warned mortgage lenders and administrators yet again that they must be treating customers fairly if they are in arrears.
Strong long-term opportunities can be found by investors looking East, says CF Miton global portfolio fund manager Sam Liddle.
Conservative Shadow Chancellor George Osborne has branded Chancellor Alastair Darling’s pre-Budget report as “the greatest failure of public policy in a generation”.
New rules allowing small businesses to carry back losses for three years rather than one year are a good opportunity for firms to boost their group pension schemes.
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