Ros Altmann is to be made a peer and appointed as a minister responsible for financial consumer protection and education, if the Conservatives are in government after the election. Altmann’s first task will be to lead a review of the pension reforms, including the future of the Money Advice Service and whether a charge cap […]
The Bank of England has voted to maintain its base rate, marking 73 consecutive months at 0.5 per cent. In a statement this morning, the Bank confirmed that its Monetary Policy Committee had voted in favour of maintaining rates, despite speculation that an increase may be imminent. The Bank’s base rate has sat at 0.5 […]
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged the Conservatives will create a new threshold for inheritance tax of £1m if elected. The changes would come into effect from April 2017, and will be funded by restrictions on pensions tax relief for those earning more than £150,000. Annual allowances for savings will be tiered on earnings between […]
A poll of more than 1,200 Money Marketing readers has found overwhelming support for the Conservaties, with distant rivals being Ukip. Some 52 per cent of those polled said they would vote Conservative, while 15.5 per cent pledged their backing to Nigel Farage’s party. The figures represent a marked contrast to national polls where the Conservatives […]
After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.
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