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Charcol Holden Meehan staff sacked for sexual and violent emails

A 37-year old personal assistant has received £10,000 compensation from Charcol Holden Meehan after finding out her colleagues were sending emails of a violent and sexual nature about her. The firm has sacked one male and one female member of staff for sending the offensive emails and disciplined seven other staff members who received them.


Future is bleak unless common sense prevails

“I am a well-qualified, well-paid manager and a member of a good pension scheme. I am ambitious and want to make my mark, and am prepared to work hard to achieve this. “I often work late and my spouse complains that I don&#39t see enough of the children. I don&#39t get any credit for just […]

Clerical Medical buys in bulk

Clerical Medical has brought out a S32 bulk buy-out plan to take advantage of opportunities within the pension transfer market as a result of the trend for the winding up of final salary schemes. Clerical Medical says final salary scheme wind-ups are being driven by factors such as restructuring within companies, mergers and takeovers, management […]

American Express aims to wrap up IFA market

American Express is planning to enter the UK IFA market with an extensive business solution proposition which could involve the US giant taking stakes in advisory firms in return for help with PI cover. It would initially involve a wrap platform offering Peps, Isas, individual equities, bonds and offshore products but could evolve to include […]

Survey shows widespread ignorance of IHT liability

Over two-thirds of people have no idea where they stand on the issue of inheritance tax, according to research from Alliance & Leicester. Its quarterly wealth tracker index found that despite rising property prices which means that many people face potential IHT liabilities, 61 per cent of people had no idea what the current IHT […]


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