Inflation fell to 2.7 per cent in January after hitting an 11-year high of 3 per cent in December.
The Government is taking a colossal political risk with personal accounts and will not avoid liability if the default fund fails to perform, warn leading pension commentators.Debbie Harrison, a senior visiting fellow at the Pension Institute of Cass Business School, says nine million employees, typically low to medium-earners, will be swept into personal accounts in […]
Threadneedle Investments has recruited former Shell International head of corporate identity Judy Everett to take over the position of head of communications.Everett will be responsible for Threadneedle’s PR and communication and will replace Richard Eats who will be retiring from Threadneedle in April this year.Everett will be responsible for the effective communication of the Threadneedle […]
Investments in gold, silver and bronze coins have been one of the best long-term investments.
Brokers and packagers have been promised greater support from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association, which has admitted that it has so far failed to represent its members adequately in the market.Former Council of Mortgage Lenders’ deputy director general Peter Williams was appointed Imla executive director last September, and he promises that the trade body will […]
Jelf Employee Benefits discusses the legislative changes in Dubai, available medical facilities and policy considerations for employers with expatriate workforces in the country. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Dubai, or are considering operating there in the near future.
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