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Clamp down on stamp duty avoidance

Gordon Brown has proposed a clamp down on stamp duty avoidance. He has also proposed to abolish stamp duty on all commercial properties in deprived areas, known as Enterprise Neighbourhoods.

This is an extension of the previous abolition of stamp duty relief on commercial properties valued up to £150,000.

He is also introducing a new community investment tax credit to encourage the likes of residential conversions and development of flats above shops in these areas.

This will result in the investment of £40 million in deprived areas.


Investlife bond splits across 10 sectors

Investlife Luxembourg has unveiled the higher income and growth bond, an offshore bond that is linked to the performance of 10 sectors across Europe, including the UK.The bond has a four-year term and is linked to banks, en ergy, healthcare, chemical, media, insurance, technology, telecommunications, automobiles and food & beverage sectors. It offers investors the […]

Mortgage Express five-year fixed

Mortgage Express five-year fixedFixed term: 3 June 2007Fixed rate: 6.24%Minimum loan: £40,000Maximum loan: £250,000 up to 105% LTV Income multiples: 3.25 x principal plus 1, 2.75 x jointArrangement fee: £325Redemption fee: Six months&#39 interest at fixed rate until 3 June 2005Conditions: Available for purchase only. 102% LTV limit for first-time buyers. Available through Pink Home […]

Clean record but I&#39m paying higher PI premiums

Open letter to Aifa director general Paul Smee My company has a clean 15-year record, with no claims and virtually no pension review cases or endowments, etc.Despite this, my PI premium has just gone up at renewal from £8,000 to over £20,000. The excess per claim has climbed from £1,000 to £7,500, with £15,000 for […]

Alpha approach

The Lazard alpha Isa consists of two funds, Lazard UK alpha and Lazard European alpha. The Lazard UK alpha fund invests in a concentrated portfolio of between 40 and 50 UK stocks. The Lazard European alpha invests in 45 to 50 stocks.Looking at how the Isa fits into the market, Colsell says: “The Lazard Isa […]

Artemis Global Income: favouring Europe over the US

With a 10 per cent return from his Global Income Fund in the first three months of 2015, Jacob de Tusch-Lec talks to journalist Alexis Xydias about the drivers and why he favours Europe and Asia over the US. Jacob believes European companies remain cheap and is still finding opportunities amid value stocks – in contrast […]


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