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MPs to take more evidence on early state pension access

The Work and Pensions committee has called for more evidence to explore its proposal of early state pension access for women born in the 1950s. The committee called on the Government to look into early access as an option for women affected by the rapid escalation of the state pension age put into place by […]

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Jeremy Corbyn accuses Govt of ‘pussyfooting around’ tax avoidance

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has slammed the Government for its failure to tackle tax avoidance in the aftermath of a huge leak of documents detailing offshore schemes used by wealthy investors. The raft of confidential documents was leaked from one of the world’s biggest offshore law firms, Panama-based Mossack Fonseca, and shows how the firm […]

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Who are the winners and losers from Draghi’s ‘Big Bazooka’ policy shift?

Scepticism is growing over the effectiveness of the European Central Bank’s efforts to kick-start the economy as concerns over banks’ profitability and access to liquid assets take centre stage. Last week, ECB president Mario Draghi unveiled plans to cut rates on the bank’s deposit facility by 10 basis points, bringing it to -0.4 per cent. […]

Malcolm McLean: Second time lucky on pension guidance?

How often have we all lauded announcements made on Budget day, only to find the policy unravelling in the aftermath, when the “experts” have had time to examine and digest the fine detail of the proposed changes? The announcement in the 2014 Budget with regards to pension freedoms was, to a large extent, a prime […]

China: growth defence or another debt-fuelled boom?

By Douglas Turnbull, Head of Chinese Equities at Neptune Following recent stimulus efforts from Beijing, Neptune’s Douglas Turnbull examines how the government’s long-term reform agenda can be balanced with supporting growth and addressing structural challenges, and the investment opportunities arising from this.Click here to read more Important information: Investment Risks Neptune funds may have a […]

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