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Corporate and CGT tax to freeze

The Chancellor has vowed to freeze corporate and capital gains tax over the coming year.

Presenting the Government&#39s budget for 2004, Gordon Brown said there were no reasons to increase these taxes at the present time.


Capita tipped for £20m PPML deal

Third-party outsourcing company Capita is being tipped to snap up Sipp administrator PPML in a deal rumoured to be worth £20m. PPML is owned by Winterthur Life but has been the subject of sale speculation for several months. Winterthur parent Credit Suisse put PPML up for sale in May 2001 with a price of around […]

L&G provide late ISA application service

Legal & General put arrangements in place to accept applications for the 2003/ 2004 tax year up until midnight on 5 April to help investors who leave making their ISA investment to the last minute. Customers are able to use L&G&#39s telephone dealing service on Freephone 0800 092 0092, which on Monday 5 April will […]

Close eye on rents

CLOSE PROPERTY INVESTMENT Fixed Uplift Properties Type: Closed-ended fund Aim: Growth and income by investing in UK commercial property Minimum investment: Lump sum £25,000 Investment split:100% UK commercial property Place of registration:Isle of Man Charges: Annual 3.5%, performance fee 20% Commission: Initial 3.15% Tel: 0870 733 3773 Close Property Investment&#39s fixed uplift properties is an […]

Lenders accusing Govt of disjointed housing policy

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is criticising the Government for its “schizophrenic” policies on home ownership. It hopes this week&#39s Budget will use fiscal policy to build a more flexible housing market which will help the Government deliver its economic and social policy objectives. Director general Michael Coogan believes the housing and mortgage markets have […]


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