MM looked like they were on their way to regaining the trophy won two years ago after cruising through the group stages and taking a lead in the Chelsea match but a mixture of team infighting between the news editor and regulation reporter and smart play from Chelsea’s Matthew Woodbridge left the MM duo with nothing to do but drown their sorrows and watch an abysmal England cricketing performance on TV.
Opposition parties are to take their fight for greater compensation for victims of occupational scheme wind-ups to the Lords after their amendments were narrowly defeated yesterday.
Inflation hit 3.1 per cent in March prompting speculation of a quarter point interest rate rise next month. The Bank of England governor Mervyn King has therefore been forced to write to the Chancellor to explain why CPI inflation is over a percentage point above the 2 per cent target.In the letter, King says that […]
Understanding a portfolio manager’s approach to risk is an important aspect of fund assessment. An impressive track record should always be considered in relation to the degree of risk taken to achieve it.
Standard Life has today launched its AGM website which includes the annual report 2006, corporate responsibility report and remuneration report.The website has been launched ahead of the life office’s AGM which is scheduled for May 29.The remuneration report shows that Group chief executive Sandy Crombie received a salary of £1.6m in 2006 while Standard Life […]
As part of the Budget speech, the chancellor announced the launch of a formal consultation on the structure of UK pensions tax reliefs.
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A long‑term strategy for the asset management industry will be published by the Government, it was announced in today’s Budget. The Investment Management Strategy 2 will ensure the industry “continues to thrive and deliver the best possible outcomes for investors and the UK economy,” the Autumn Budget policy paper says. The Government will work closely […]
The state of the UK economy with Brexit looming In 2017, growth is expected to come in at 1.5 per cent, falling to 1.4 per cent in 2018 Through 2019 and 2020, growth is set to fall again to 1.3 per cent, before picking up to 1.5 per cent in 2021 and then to 1.6 […]
Chancellor Philip Hammond has scrapped stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties worth up to £300,000. Speculation was rife in the media in the run up to the announcement that the tax would be scrapped altogether for FTBs to make home ownership more affordable for young people in the UK. The Chancellor has said that […]