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Investors unimpressed by election result

A third of investors feel the general election result is negative according to research from Gartmore.
The survey of professional and active investors, in conjunction with Citywire, shows only 30 per cent think Labours third term will have a positive effect on the economy.
29 per cent believe it will have a negative effect and 39 per cent remain completely ambivalent towards who is in power and their relationship with the economy.
Gartmore senior investment manager UK equities Brian Gallagher says: “In truth, the general election is of limited relevance to equity investors these days. Only a hung parliament was ever likely to provoke a significant reaction.”


Halifax predicts a stagnant UK housing market

Halifax is advising homeowners of the stagnant UK housing market, announcing house prices have not moved at all throughout April. Prices have remained stable since January, and the rate of house inflation fell to 7.8 per cent in April, the lowest for almost four years. Halifax is predicting a period of broad stability due to […]

Simple pension seminars

James Hay Consultancy is running a series of half- day seminars covering the impact of pension simplification on directors’ pension schemes.

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]


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