Carol Ferguson is to become the first woman to chair the Association of Investment Companies, replacing Hamish Buchan, who steps down on December 11. She has been deputy chairman since 2004.
The Government easily defeated a Pensions Bill amendment to set up a “lifeboat” fund for victims of occupational scheme collapses after promising more help to those who lost out.
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There seems to be a looming question mark over the entire UK property market at the moment after several high-profile firms decided to move their vehicles from an offer to a bid basis in reaction to investors deciding it is time to get out.
BM Solution’s first buy-to-let biannual review shows that the average total return for a BTL investor was 13 per cent over the past year to June, up from 11.9 per cent in the previous year.
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