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Tories attack stealth taxes against pensioners

The Tories have launched an attack on what it calls the Government&#39s stealth taxes on pensioners.

Shadow Chancellor Francis Maude has hit at the changes to corporation tax credits and the ending of tax relief on private health insurance in a document entitled &#39Labour&#39s stealth tax on pensioners.&#34

Maude says: &#34These mean spirited taxes on pensioners and people saving for their retirement are among the most dangerous stealth taxes of all.&#34


EFM&#39s Java Trust shows 32.2 per cent fall in 1998

Edinburgh Fund Managers&#39 Edinburgh Java Trust, which invests in Indonesia, has issued preliminary results for last year showing a decline of 32.2 per cent.This compares with a decline in the benchmark index the Jardine Nusantara Index of 34.1 per cent.The fund manager says the vast majority of the fall is a result of weakness against […]

Halifax launches advertising campaign for Isas

Halifax is spending £1.8m on a television advertising campaign to promote its range of tax free savings products.The main aim of the campaign is to increase the profile of its Individual Savings Account range which will be available from April 6.The bank says the campaign has been designed to raise awareness among its customers of […]


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