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Ernst & Young appoints banking tax partner

Ernst & Young is appointing Jeremy McCallum as a banking tax partner in its financial services department.

McCallum was formerly a solicitor with Linklaters and Coudert Brothers, where he was an international tax partner. He also worked for Credit Lyonnais and Morgan Stanley.

Ernst & Young head of financial services David Cannon says: “We are delighted to welcome Jeremy to the firm. His industry knowledge and technical expertise, combined with his management skills, will enhance our banking and capital markets tax capabilities.”


Treasury delays stamp duty change in deprived areas

A Treasury blunder has created a backlog of homebuyers waiting to benefit from a Budget pledge to scrap stamp duty in deprived areas of the UK Chancellor Gordon Brown announced plans last November to revive depressed property markets by exempting homebuyers in poor areas from having to pay stamp duty. It announced the measure would […]

Scottish Life International launches 5th Income & Growth Bond

Scottish Life International is launching the fifth in the series of its Income & Growth Bonus Bond, the first four of which achieved combined sales of £200m since February 2000.Series 5 of the Income & Growth Bonus Bond offers either gross annual income of 11.2 per cent each year or 2.7 per cent each quarter […]


Compulsory purchase

The Government’ flagship pension project has finally been launched after a lengthy and controversial development process. The introduction of price capping amounts to arguably the biggest intervention in the free market of this Government’ administration and the price-capping features will doubtless be noted by other professions across the economy. The launch comes just as IFAs […]

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Thursday, 19 April 2001.With Profits.comType: Unit linked bond.Aim: Income and growth by investing in the Scottish Mutual with-profits and technology funds.Minimum investment: £5,000.Fund links: With profits, technology.Allocation rates: 100 per cent. Clients aged 81-85 – 98 per cent, clients 86 or above – 96 per cent.Charges: Annual 1.5 per cent.Switches: No switches permitted into technology […]


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