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CA picks charity director as new chief

The Consumers&#39 Association has announced the appointment of Peter Vicary-Smith as its new chief executive. Vicary-Smith has been commercial director at Cancer Research UK since 2002 and was previously director of fundraising and communications at Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He will join the CA at the end of August. His appointment comes after the death in January of Sheila McKechnie who headed up the CA for nine years.

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Towry Law offers free Isa tax advice

Towry Law is offering a free factsheet to help people understand the new tax rules surrounding Isas and Peps. The guide, “Isas – Peps Tax Changes”, covers a range of issues to help clients understand Chancellor Gordon Brown&#39s changes to tax rules. It also contains a table of scenarios to help consumers identify their circumstances […]

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