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Parkwood ends Gresham bid

Parkwood Property Investments has halted its attempts to oust the board of UK property company Gresham House. Shareholders at Monday’s extraordinary meeting defeated resolutions to remove four of its directors with three Parkwood nominees.

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Government must clarify CGT, urges Beacon Asset Management

Beacon Asset Management director Simon Goldthorpe has called on the government to urgently clarify proposed reforms to capital gains tax. Treasury ministers are holding talks with heads of business ahead of an announcement expected on Thursday or early next week. Proposals announced in the pre-budget report last October to impose a flat 18 per cent […]

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown is scrapping some of his pension entitlements in a bid to set an example to MPs on salary and pensions.Rather than receive a pension worth half his salary when he leaves office, Brown will now wait until he is 65, a move that could see him give up around £500,000 in […]

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