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Treasury appoints second permanent secretary

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has appointed Tom Scholar as second permanent secretary of the Treasury’s International and Finance directorate.

Chancellor Alistair Darling recommended the appointment of Scholar who is currently managing director of the International and Finance directorate.

Previously, Scholar was chief of staff and principal private secretary to the Prime Minister, 2007-8. From 2001 to 2007, he was executive director of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and Economic Minister at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C.

The appointment followed a Whitehall-wide competition chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner.


Source Financial joins 2plan

Source Financial, a directly authorised firm with 43 advisers, has joined national IFA 2plan Wealth Management.

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Pension tax relief: parked (for the moment)

The national news agenda has been dominated by pension issues this month. For those that missed it (and there cannot have been many given that this was the lead story in spoken and written media), the Chancellor announced a decision to make no decision on pension tax relief in his 16 March 2016 Budget speech. To […]


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