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Darling leaves DWP, replaces Byers at transport

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Alistair Darling has been named as the replacement for disgraced Transport Secretary Stephen Byers, who resigned yesterday.

Darling will be replaced at the helm of the Department for Work and Pensions by Treasury chief secretary Andrew Smith, the Government has announced today.

Smith, in turn, has been replaced by current Treasury financial minister Paul Boateng.

One political analyst says: “With Darling leaving the DWP you might get some fresh thinking and some fresh policy change, but on the other hand Andrew Smith is very close to Gordon Brown which means DWP policy may continue to be driven by the Treasury.”


Technology on show

IFAs wanting to make technology work harder for them can catch up on the latest developments in software and e-commerce at the conference in Manchester next month.The first technology show exclusively aimed at financial advisers, brings together over 20 life offices and the principal technology suppliers.Microsoft UK industry manager for financial services David […]

Cemap co-ordinates

As good as it was, the birthday wine that toasted the passing of another year could only be a temporary diversion to the envelope containing the Cemap syllabus that lay unopened in my office.However, as the saying goes, a journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step and it was time to open my […]

France accused of obstructing foreign insurers

The European Commission is taking France to court for the second time and seeking daily penalties of £150,000 for non-compliance with EU law on the regulation of life insurance companies.The EU believes that France&#39s actions are discriminatory and run counter to the single market by favouring France&#39s mutuals and stopping other insurance companies from accessing […]

Geffen forms new company with £30m of Orbitex assets

Orbitex chief investment officer Robin Geffen is setting up a new company after snapping up the UK investment contract of the Zurich-based fund manager.Neptune Investment Man-agement will launch with assets of around £30m – inc-luding one pension fund and three Oeics – transferred from Orbitex and will initially target high-net-worth IFAs and the Sipp and […]


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