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PBR: State second pension flat rate brought forward to 2009

Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced that the state second pension flat rate will be brought forward to 2009 from its original deadline of 2012 or the end of the next Parliament in his Pre-Budget Report speech this afternoon.

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Platform recruits head of credit risk

Platform has appointed Piero Bassu as head of credit risk within the company’s risk and compliance department. Bassu was in the group’s credit scoring team.

Lasting effects

October 1 saw enduring powers of attorney replaced with a new scheme

Rowley to run M&G property

M&G has passed on the management of its £1.3bn property portfolio to Fiona Rowley, with current manager John Cartwright becoming deputy.Rowley has been deputy manager on the fund since launch in November 2005 but has slowly taken over day-to-day management of the fund.She has spent 13 years with M&G, initially joining the Prupim team in […]

Sense of duty

There is nothing like the threat of a general election to galvanise the opposition party and the Tory Party conference in Blackpool did not disappoint. Faced with the threat of a sudden November election, the Tories made impressive efforts to finally distance themselves from Labour with some tax breaks aimed at Middle England.


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