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Chancellor Philip Hammond will seek to boost income levels and deliver more affordable housing in his first Autumn Statement later today. The BBC reports measures to be included in the Autumn Statement include reducing the rate at which benefits are withdrawn when people start work, and increasing the national living wage to £7.50 an hour […]

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Sipp transfers more than double on pension freedoms

The number of pension to Sipp transfers increased by 115 per cent between March 2014 and March 2016, data from Origo suggests. Transfers into other types of pensions are up 74 per cent over the same period. Pension to annuity transfers dropped 77 per cent, but are projected to move back up by around 14 […]

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Zurich hires ex-Pru boss as UK chief exec

Zurich has appointed former Prudential executive director Tulsi Naidu as its UK chief executive. The appointment comes after Zurich announced last year UK chief executive Gary Shaughnessy would be taking on a new role as chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Naidu joined Zurich in September as EMEA head of business development. She […]

UK: mid-year review and outlook

By Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, and Scott MacLennan, manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund H1 2014• Equity markets continued to show strength: despite a strong rally in 2013 driven by a market-wide re-rating, equity markets continued to generate positive returns for investors. Economic activity continued to be stimulated […]

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