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Treasury to scrap tax relief on employee shareholder status

The Government will abolish tax advantages for shares awarded under the “employee shareholder status” due to evidence suggesting it is mainly being used for tax planning. The measure means the capital gains tax exemption and the income tax and National Insurance contributions relief for shares awarded under Employee Shareholder Status agreements will be closed down. […]

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Hargreaves research head bullish in face of volatile 2017

Column inches are filled at this time of year with commentators’ predictions for the coming 12 months. It is a practice I have never quite understood. Nothing in financial markets will change simply because we have entered a new year. While it makes for interesting reading, the reality is markets cannot be segmented into predictable […]

Advisers back FCA chief’s PI comments

Advisers have welcomed comments made by FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey that the professional indemnity insurance market is not working. Speaking at the Association of British Insurers’ annual conference this week, Bailey said while advice firm failures were smaller than those of banks, PI insurers were frequently writing contracts that excluded the losses, leaving the […]

The calm after the storm

Craig Inches, Head of Short Rates and Cash at Royal London Asset Management, reflects on the muted tone of gilt markets over the past week following the recent turbulent activity in this sector. Read the article here  The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well […]

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