Chancellor Alistair Darling announced in the pre-budget report that grants to local authorities for local services in England will increase to 26bn by 2010 to ensure local authorities can keep council tax rises substantially below 5 per cent.
Fidelity FundsNetwork has added 15 Royal London Asset Management retail funds to its platform, bringing its total to 1,100 from 59 providers. The RLAM funds are now available through FundsNetwork’s range of tax wrappers, including the Isa, Sipp and offshore bond. They will be eligible for re-registration as well as open to new investment. The funds from […]
The Money Marketing Live conference and exhibition at Manchester’s G-Mex on October 30 will house a technology arena, giving advisers an insight into the latest developments to meet today’s investor demands. You can also win a Mazda MX-5 roadster sponsored by Edeus
While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.
The Liberal Democrats are calling for the government to introduce a cooling off period for people who take more than the minimum lump sum from their pension pot without taking financial advice. Currently, withdrawals over the 25 per cent minimum are taxed at an emergency tax rate, which can lead to pensioners paying too much […]
Regulator unveils proposed directory of senior financial services professionals, publishes fees for 2018/19 and approves new tech-based mortgage firms. The Financial Conduct Authority published a raft of reports, consultations and policy initiatives over the past month and many will have a direct impact on the mortgage sector. Recently, the FCA has put forward plans to […]