What pension tax policymakers can learn from AE success

It is time for the Treasury to hand over pension tax reins The Department for Work and Pensions has just released its automatic enrolment review, which points to various factors it claims are indicative of the policy’s success. Between 2012 (when auto-enrolment started) and 2016, participation has increased among eligible employees from 55 to 78 […]

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London house prices record first annual fall for eight years

House prices in London fell 0.5 per cent during 2017 – the first fall for eight years – according to the latest house price index from the Nationwide Building Society. Across the UK, house prices rose over the year, but by a modest 2.6 per cent, according to Nationwide. This compares with a rise in […]

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A surprise comeback from growth stocks?

In the second half of 2016, the improving global outlook saw investors finally pluck up the courage to buy value stocks. In the UK, this led to value companies outperforming growth companies by an impressive 13% over that period. In 2017, somewhat surprisingly, growth stocks staged a comeback: in the US, they have outperformed value […]


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