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Tony Wickenden: Key pension takeaways from the Autumn Statement

Last week saw Chancellor Philip Hammond deliver his first (and last) Autumn Statement. I liked his delivery style – and his asides.  Understandably, there was a strong focus on growth, debt, infrastructure and post-Brexit uncertainty. Hammond, with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility input, was preparing us for potentially tough times ahead. There was […]

Growth forecasts slashed on Brexit

The Office for National Statistics has put a figure on the projected impact on UK growth following the decision to leave the EU. Delivering the Autumn Statement today, Chancellor Philip Hammond says while “we cannot predict the deal we will strike” on Brexit, the ONS says potential growth will be 2.4 per cent lower than […]

PFS chief: Good ideas on the state pension are going to waste

Much has been debated in recent weeks about how to ease the pressure on an unsustainable state pension. According to the Centre for Policy Studies, spending on the state pension has risen by 25 per cent over the past six years to £86bn. With more than a million people joining the over-65s demographic in the […]

India correction: a terrific entry point?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune A key concern for investors who were looking at India afresh has been the rich valuations and strong prior performance. We view the correction in the market through short-term growth concerns from demonetisation as a terrific entry point for the long-term investor. Investors should not be overly concerned […]

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