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Menu is imminent says FSA

The FSA has confirmed the imminent publication of the menu and says firms will be able to take advantage of depolarisation and the menu by Q4 2004.

The news comes as the regulator this morning released its business plan for the financial year 2004/05.


Prosser pleading L&G&#39s innocence on misselling

Legal & General group chief executive David Prosser has denied to MPs on the Treasury select committee that the company has missold endowments. Testifying before the committee&#39s investigation into long-term savings on Tuesday this week, Prosser refused to concede that L&G missold endowments. It emerged separately this week that former Legal & General investment development […]

Room with a phew

Room for Improvement? The Diary hopes this is no longer the case for MM columnist Keith Popplewell who let builder Dave and designer Angus into his house last week to convert his utility area. Keith seems to have acquired the taste for fame – readers may remember him from such shows as The Big Breakfast […]

Invesco Perpetual adds to distribution gang

Invesco Perpetual has added the Invesco Perpetual distribution fund to its Oeic fund range. This fund&#39s objective is income and growth by investing in a combination of at least 60 per cent in fixed interest and the remainder in equities. The fund will be managed by Paul Cause, Paul Read and Neil Woodford, who have […]

Tax Planning

Over the next few weeks, I will look at some of the key proposals in the pre-Budget report and consider what they could mean to those in the business of giving financial advice. I will start with income tax. The Chancellor gave details of the main personal allowances applicable for 2004/05. There were no real […]

Happy while you work

Well we’ve had scorching weather (yes even up here in Scotland!) and now the Euros 2016 are on – you can’t blame people for wishing life was just one big holiday.  With all these distractions it sometimes feels like work just gets in the way of having a good time! But sunny day skivers are […]


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