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Talks on tax charges over non-domiciles

Chancellor Alistair Darling says he will consult on levying tax charges on non-domiciled UK resi-dents who have lived in the UK for seven years, increasing the charge at the 10-year mark. Darling criticised Tory calls for a flat-rate annual charge of GBP25,000. But Grant Thornton says anyone resident before 2001 will be hit by the fee from April 2008.

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PBR: Boulger criticises Darling on longer-term fixed rate mortgage re-announcement

John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger says that Alistair Darling’s announcement on providing longer-term fixed rate mortgages is just yet another re-announcement of previous proposals.“Currently 29 lenders offer fixed rate mortgages for 10 years or more but only a relatively small proportion of borrowers actually choose a long term fixed rate. There is therefore […]

Korhonen sees more volatility but says his strategy is working

Fidelity global special situations manager Jorma Korhonen says the performance of his fund over the past 12 months shows his investment approach is working.Speaking at the Fidelity investment forum in London last week, he said the first four quarters of his tenure were markedly different in terms of market movements but he outperformed in three […]

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Survey looks at the challenges facing businesses post auto-enrolment

A survey conducted by Johnson Fleming at the Pension & Benefits Show 2014 highlighted the key challenges faced within organisations post auto-enrolment. The results showed that communicating the changes and the value of them to staff, and receiving timely data from the payroll provider proved to still be the most challenging aspects of managing an auto-enrolment scheme.

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