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House boom slows

House prices look set to hold steady next year, according to house builder Berkeley Group.

It says a shortage of properties combined with high levels of consumer confidence means prices will probably be sustained in 2000, regardless of interest rates.

The group is forecasting price rises between 5 and 8 per cent across the UK next year.

Berkeley Group managing director Tom Pidgley says: “The housing market has been strong in 1999. On balance we tend to be conservative, 5 to 8 per cent, but believe we will see a very steady market next year.”


FSA points to firms&#39 compliance failings

The FSA says 99 out of 100 companies are failing to comply fully with itsrules. The regulator&#39s internal study revealed only 1 per cent of firms arefound to be fully compliant when it conducts routine inspections. But itsays the figures must be looked at in the context that the changes itenforces are usually minor and […]

Pension punishments set to soar

The number of employers punished for making late payments to their staff retirement schemes is likely to soar under a proposed change in the law.The Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority is to convert late payment of contributions from a criminal to a civil offence to increase the number of prosecutions it is able to make.Under the […]

C&G thumbs up for home trade plans

Cheltenham and Gloucester have given the thumbs up to Government&#39s plans to reform home buying and selling.The lender is using the Government&#39s new Seller&#39s Information Pack in a Bristol-based pilot test on 250 people selling their homes.The recently launched pack includes a “Property Inspection and Condition Report” a draft contract, plus searches, guarantees, lease and […]

Investors rush into internet shares

Private investors are snapping up internet shares in a wild &#39tech-frenzy&#39 according to stockbroker Charles Schwab.Brokers&#39 expectations of a pre-Christmas ease were blown away on Monday, as private investors caused one of the busiest mornings on record. Stockbrokers said there was an unprecedented surve in numbers chasing internet company shares.Charles Schwab communications director Guy Knight […]

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Guide: how to… audit your auto-enrolment scheme compliance

As the Pensions Regulator starts to bare its teeth and the changes mentioned in the Budget and Queen’s Speech start to come into force, it is essential that you understand your scheme and the processes you need to undertake to ensure it remains compliant. Our second re-enrolment guide looks at how to audit the key areas of your auto-enrolment scheme.


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