I did not think I would ever write this but I am really pleased that the Government decided to design and build a private sector funded pension plan. I know you all think that is a bit of a U-turn for me, what with all I have said about this proposal to build a national scheme of personal accounts, but I mean it.
Pink Home Loans has had a record number of Appointed Representative applications in April.
The proposals concerning nonUK domiciled and non-UK ordinarily resident individuals made in the pre-Budget report last October generated considerable antagonism, debate and publicity. All that response has had some impact on the Finance Bill provisions reflecting these changes.
Barclays Wealth is offering a new suite of protected investments due to market volatility.
The world around us is changing at a faster pace than ever. Generations are changing and over the next five to 10 years the graduates who have grown up with Facebook and Twitter will start to lead corporate UK and expect modern technology as a matter of course.1
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