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Labour pledges to keep state pension triple-lock

Jeremy Corbyn says a Labour government will keep the triple-lock on the state pension. In his speech today at the Labour party conference in Liverpool, Corbyn committed to ensure the state pension would rise in line with the highest of earnings, inflation or 2.5 per cent. He also says a Labour government would protect the […]

How to make the most of discounted gift trusts

By Francesca Gandolfi  Technical Manager, Canada Life Advisers should understand, and carefully consider, the implications of discounted gift trusts when recommending them to clients. UK inheritance tax (IHT) may well reduce the amount that clients are able to leave to their families or other intended beneficiaries, so everyone needs to be aware of the solutions […]

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Advice firm among six declared in default by FSCS

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has declared six firms in default, with an advice firm and two mortgage businesses on the latest list. Advice firms on the regist covering defaults in August include Newcastle-based Chadkirk Wealth Management. The firm appeared to be a one-man band. Claims managers have already posted adverts regarding potential compensation over […]

The Great British Break-Off

Despite predictions that a vote to leave the European Union would result in an economic apocalypse, UK equities have shown the market equivalent of a stiff upper lip: bouncing back, keeping calm, and carrying on. Although the road towards Brexit remains clouded in uncertainty, UK equities offer a range of opportunities to investors seeking returns […]

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