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Inflation has remained at -0.1 per cent for the second month in a row, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. It comes after inflation turned negative last month, and marks the first time that consumer prices have fallen on an annual basis for two months in a row. The ONS said that […]

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Osborne to set out Britain’s EU treaty reform demands

Chancellor George Osborne will today outline Britain’s key demands for European Union treaty reform ahead of a forthcoming referendum in 2017, the FT reports. Osborne plans to use a speech to business leaders in Berlin to call for “principles embedded in EU law and binding on EU institutions” to govern a two-tier Europe, with an […]

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Big Bang, RDR and pension freedoms ‘nightmare’: A 30-year advice evolution

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Guarantees in the retirement income market

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