Newcastle Building Society had launched a five-year guaranteed bond offering returns based on 110 per cent of any growth in the Halifax House Price Index. The bond, available within an Isa, Sipp or Ssas, goes live on September 29 but funds invested before then benefit from an interest rate of 4.5 per cent.
Pensions Minister James Purnell cranked up the charm offensive in the run up to the industry summit on Personal Accounts speaking at an IPPR organised event about young people, pensions and saving.
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The Government’s reforms could spread provision very thin throughout the UK
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Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.
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