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HSBC warns of ‘dumbing down’

HSBC is concerned that employers may choose to “dumb down” their pension provision to the level of the Government’s proposed national personal accounts scheme rather than continue with more generous company pensions unless they are given incentives to stick with existing schemes.

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Burns-Anderson has posted a 500 per cent increase in profits but says take-up of its new multi-tie proposition has been negligible. The Bristolnetwork says it made a profit of 325,714 in 2005, up from 52,854 the previous year. Chief executive Mike Hughes says the company will now begin to concentrate on developing its wrap proposition […]

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Ice puts block on party

Poor Axa Framlington. Imagine the horror of its PR agency Polhilll when it had to phone up every journalist that had been invited to its World Cup party at the winter wonderland that is Ice Space that is was cancelled. The event promised to be an affair to remember – a combination of ice sculpture, […]

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