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Poll surveys faith in a cure for cancer

A Legal & General survey has found that 92 per cent of people do not think there will be a cure for cancer in the next 10 years, 27 per cent don’t think there will be a cure in 50 years and 17 per cent believe a cure will never be found.

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GBST Holdings buys InfoComp

Global Banking and Securities Transactions Holdings has bought Australian technology firm InfoComp for £23.6m.The two companies will combine and the acquisition by the Australian Stock Exchange listed company will be funded out of cash from reserves and a AUS£8.4m debt facility.GBST is the largest provider of securities transaction processing in Australia, supplying its financial services […]

Tax allowances and exemptions

Helen O’Hagan, Technical Manager at Prudential, looks into the planning strategies that can deliver considerable tax savings for your clients. Inheritance tax (IHT) Consider Margaret, featured on our Planning Matters family hub, who is a sprightly eighty year old with four children and several grandchildren. She’s recently been widowed and IHT planning is high on […]

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