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Company pension contributions

Many companies have year-ends of March 31 or April 5. It has been established that company contributions are one of the most effective ways of extracting capital from the company for the benefit of directors.Any company contribution will normally be allowable as a business expense in the company accounting period when it is paid. Where […]

Charges are cut on HBOS post-polarisation products

HBOS is setting up a “post-polarisation” portfolio of investment products with no initial or exit charges.The group will use some of the £1.4bn raised by a share placing last week to develop this business.It says the long-term savings and insurance products are clear and transparent, making them suit- able whatever the outcome of the polarisation […]

Pension planning

The payment of contributions to an approved pension plan is one of the few remaining ways that an investment by an individual can qualify for higher-rate income tax relief.The end of the tax year is always a critical date for pension planning to ensure that full advantage is taken of the pension reliefs. This is […]

Britannia says 2001 was best in its history

Britannia Building Society says last year was the most successful in its history, with profits more than doubling to £129m from £62m in 2000.Results show the society&#39s net mortgage lending reached a record £1.8bn compared with £800m in 2000.Britannia&#39s subsidiaries, including specialist mortgage lenders Verso and Platform Home Loans, increased profits by 39 per cent […]

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