Home Information Packs have come under fire from the Law Society following the move by the Government to publish draft regulations this week. The Society is concerned the Government still has not set up appropriate certification arrangements to regulate and control the production of the reports and the people who produce them.
Proposals for the introduction of a flat tax in the UK have had a mixed reception
Changes to the tax reliefs offered to investors in film partnerships have caused concern and confusion
Norwich Union comes bottom of 10 providers in a Life Policies Direct life insurance and critical-illness cover underwriting table while Friends Provident has a commanding lead. The findings, which assess the average time that it takes product providers to issue acceptance terms for an app- lication show that NU took 40 days to underwrite, compared […]
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Those of you who have read any of the political manifestos over the previous weeks may have noticed one glaring omission from all the publications: the subject of welfare reform and the role that income protection could (and probably should) play in this process.
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Well there’s no need for VCT investors to be patient any longer. The Government’s Patient Capital Review response, which reviewed VCTs and EIS schemes and looked at the obstacles to getting long-term investment into firms, was published in the Autumn Budget. A collective sigh of relief could be heard when it became clear that the […]