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Tory reshuffle continues

David Cameron has continued his reshuffle of shadow ministers with Nigel Waterson retaining his position as shadow minister for Work and Pensions and Mark Field moving to shadow Minister for Culture.
Mark Francois retains his position as a shadow Treasury Minister and is joined by Mark Hoban, MP for Fareham.
Other shadow Work and Pension Ministers include Tim Boswell, Anne McIntosh and David Ruffley.


PPF announces 575m levy

The Pension Protection Fund has announced its levy on business will be 575m for the year 2006/07, almost double the original estimate of 300m.PPF chairman Lawrence Churchill says he believes the proposals are a fair, simple and proportionate basis for getting the risk based levy started. Churchill says no fund will have to pay more […]

Tory reshuffle sees Hammond take work and pensions role

The Tories have reshuffled their front bench following David Cameron’s leadership victory, with Philip Hammond taking the work and pensions position and Theresa Villiers joining the Shadow Cabinet. Hammond takes over from Malcolm Rifkind, who quit the Cabinet after not being offered the role of Shadow Foreign Secretary. Hammond was Shadow Chief Secretary to the […]

Inheritance tax and estate planning – exemptions and reliefs

By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner.   Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]


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