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Pre-Budget – Growth of 3-3.5 percent predicted

The UK economy will grow at between 3 and 3.5 per cent in 2005 says Chancellor Gordon Brown.

In his pre-Budget report today Brown said public spending will rise to 579bn in 2007-08, 607bn in 2008-09 and 634bn in 2009-10. Public borrowing now stands at 34.3 per cent of GDP, a better ratio than the US or Germany, said Brown


Commitment to re-registration

We saw with surprise Skandia’s decision to move away from re-registration into their funds supermarket in favour of transfers, in the article headlined, Skandia planning to axe re-registration (Money Marketing, October 28). I wonder if advisers share two concerns that we have.First, since Skandia offers transfers as the only way to consolidate fund holdings, this […]

Bedford becomes MD at Worldwide Financial

Former Misys head of marketing and Sesame sales director Andrew Bedford has been appointed managing director at IFA Worldwide Financial Planning.


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