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How revamping commission could help the self-employed retire

You never know what you’ve got until it’s gone, and this sums up some people’s views on commission. Take, for example, the director of Drewberry Wealth Management and Drewberry Insurance Tom Conner. Mindful that the rising cost of providing advice gets passed on to clients, he believes a revamped system could help more self-employed people […]

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Osborne abandons 2020 budget surplus target after EU vote

The Chancellor George Osborne appears to have abandoned his target of turning the UK’s budget deficit into a surplus by 2020. In a speech today Osborne said the UK must be “realistic about achieving a surplus by the end of the decade”, reports the BBC. The drive to reach a surplus has been the justification […]

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Andrew Bailey: Brexit is not an excuse to delay FAMR

New FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has quelled concerns that recommendations from the Financial Advice Market Review will be put on the back burner following the EU referendum. Speaking to journalists after the regulator’s annual public meeting yesterday, Bailey says: “We are not putting work on hold because of Brexit. The reason for that is […]

US equity income: the standout market

By James Hackman, head of US Equities at Neptune With a growing dividend market, very low payout ratios and high dividend cover, the US is one of the standout equity income markets globally. It is also one of the most unloved. James Hackman, manager of the top-performing Neptune US Income Fund, highlights six key facts […]

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