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Chancellor Predicts Continued Growth

Economic growth last year was 3.1 per cent, and is forecast to be 3 to 3.5 per cent in 2005, and 2.5 to 3 per cent in 2006, said Chancellor Gordon Brown in his budget speech today.

Brown said inflation was 1.75 per cent last year, and has predicted inflation of 1.75 per cent in 2005 and 2 per cent in 2006.

Brown said: “Britian is today experiencing the longest period of sustained economic growth since records began in 1701. It is Britain and North America that have over the last eight years grown at twice the rate of most of our G7 competitors, our living standards also rising twice as fast.”


Training firm turns advisers into tutors

Financial training company fe4 is driving a campaign for improved financial education by working with employment, government and education organisations using IFAs as tutors.

Reaping the rewards

I read Money Marketing’s Leader last week and glimpsed Mr Cheung’s piece (will read fully later).

Boateng quits politics

Chief secretary to the treasury Paul Boateng has announced his retirement from politics.Boateng will set down at the election to become high commissioner to South Africa.

Judgement day – Ian McKenna

Judging the Best Use of New Media section in the recent Money Marketing awards involved probably the most diverse range of entries that I have ever seen.


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


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