Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Legal & General, claiming that the firm’s focus on the UK makes it more vulnerable to elevated industry and economic risks in the life sector.
The Conservative party has conceded that the creation of a Consumer Protection Agency could increase the cost of regulation.
European and economic chiefs are in the midst of debating what to do to prevent Greece’s debt problems spiralling through the eurozone.
Aifa chairman and Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal John Gummer has repaid £29,398 in expenses deemed excessive by Sir Thomas Legg’s review. Gummer claimed for gardening, lawnmower servic- ing and cleaning, which were retrospectively classified as excessive in Sir Legg’s review of MPs’ expenses. Gummer came fifth on the list of MPs with the biggest […]
Sixth part of our serialisation of the Taxbriefs book Business of Advice. In this extract author David Shelton explains the need for a ’joined up’ business process.
By Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities at Neptune Investment Management Recent UK GDP figures indicated that the economy is in good health, with a 0.5% rise in GDP in the final quarter of 2015. Whilst the GDP growth rate fell from 2.9% in 2014 to 2.2% in 2015 as a whole, this expansion – […]
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Consideration of non-pensions related tax-advantaged investment is becoming more necessary This week I want to take a look at where things stand in relation to pensions and planning using tax-advantaged investments following the Spring Statement. With the increasing impact of the lifetime and annual allowances, consideration of non-pensions-related tax-advantaged investments is becoming ever more necessary […]