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Pre-Budget – Isas to run to 2009

Chancellor Gordon Brown says the Treasury will consult on extending the 7,000 Isa tax break for a further five years.

Brown says the Isa tax break – which had been set to be abolished from next year – will now be extended until 2009. The 3,000 cash Isa allowance will also be extended until 2009.


UniVen captures the future

Noble & Company is sponsoring the UniVen VCT, a venture capital trust that invests in university spin-out companies and other early stage intellectual property based companies in the technology sector.

Play it by year

In my last few articles, I have identified the nature and extent of the main three risks of pension drawdown – interest rates, increasing life expectancy and investment performance. In this article I will pay attention to strategies which not only seek to minimise the investment performance risk but turn it into a calculable advantage.

Why your clients need some tough love

In any relationship that matters, professional or personal, you should be upfront with someone if you think they’re making a decision or doing something they might later regret. Being honest with someone and having their best interests at heart, however hard the message, is key to building trust in any relationship. So how does this […]


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