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Smith presents pension bill to parliament

Pensions minister Andrew Smith has presented the Pensions Bill to the House of Commons. The bill, which aims to strengthen the rights of individuals with benefits in final salary schemes, will be published tomorrow morning. It is also expected to set out the structure of the pension protection fund.


Noble & Company – F4G Software

Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in the project management of computer and video games Minimum investment:Lump sum £3,000 Opening/closing date: January 19, 2004-April 5, 2004 for 2003/04 tax year April 30, 2004 for 2004/5 tax year Charges:Initial 5% Commission: Initial 2.5% Tel: 020 7367 5606

Parties clash on pension policies

The Department for Work and Pensions&#39 proposals for improving take-up of occupational pensions schemes have been welcomed by the Conservatives and the TUC but the Liberal Democrats say the plans are wasting time. The Tories support the proposal that employees should have to opt out rather than opt into company schemes. But the LibDems accuse […]

Correspondent&#39s week

It is 5.30am on Monday when I stumble out of bed in search of inspiration, black coffee and clean clothes. I am driving to work and if I do not leave the house before 6am I will be stuck on the chaotic A40 for the best part of two hours. Crash downstairs to discover that […]

Kreis plaices trust in Cod EIS

KREIS CONSULTING Johnson Seafarms &#45 Cod 1 Type: Enterprise investment scheme Aim: Growth by investing in a Shetland-based cod farm Minimum investment: Lump sum £30,000 Opening/closing date: January 1, 2004/March 1, 2004 Charges: Initial 4% Commission: Initial 2% Tel: 0141 5641523 Johnson Seafarms &#45 Cod 1 is an enterprise investment scheme investing in a cod […]


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