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Out of Context: “If you want to have a conversation about whiplash, we can”

“If you want to have a conversation about whiplash we can.”

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls responds to Chancellor George Osborne’s jibes over a police investigation of a car accident Balls was involved in. In his youth, Osborne was embarrassingly photographed with Dominatrix ’Miss Whiplash’. 

“Polson is obviously a slave driver.”

The Lang Cat regulation expert Sam Lynn blames boss Mark Polson for Scotland not getting the latest bank holiday.

“I can see it now – How to improve your prospects through soft furnishings, with Michael Glenister.”

Cofunds head of marketing Stephen Wynne-Jones suggests an idea for a new MM Lifestyle pullout.



Friends Life reveals Q1 new business jump; warns of 70% post-Budget annuity sales hit

Friends Life has warned annuity sales could fall by up to 70 per cent following Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget pension reforms as the provider reported a surge in sales during the first quarter. The insurer’s interim management statement, published this morning, reveals total year-on-year Q1 sales grew 42 per cent, from £142m in 2013 to […]


Police could probe Connaught as advisers’ role questioned

The Treasury has confirmed police are considering an investigation into the suspended Connaught funds whilst also examining the role advisers played in recommending the investments. Speaking in a Parliamentary debate, Treasury economic secretary Andrea Leadsom confirmed police were considering an investigation into the losses suffered by investors. Leadsom said: “I can confirm there are other […]


Surveyors report surge in house sales

The average number of houses being sold per chartered surveyor is at its highest since Feburary 2008 despite a continuing fall in the number of properties coming onto the market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. In the latest quarterly residential market survey carried out by RICS, 26 per cent of surveyors reported […]


Aegon reduces fund range on platform

Aegon has revealed details of the pared-back fund range to be made available its One Retirement platform. The provider announced in April it was introducing charge caps on both its One Retirement and Retirement Choices platforms. From May 3 there is no charge on assets over £250,000 on both platforms. It means charges on One […]


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