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Treasury denies information plea

The Treasury has turned down a freedom of inform-ation request by the IFA Defence Union to disclose the legal advice which prompted Chancellor Gordon Brown to declare the 1999 Financial Services and Markets Bill is compatible with the Human Rights Act 1998. The Treasury said public disclosure is not in the public interest as it would hamper Government decision-making.

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Cofunds has passed the 5bn mark in assets under administration, representing a 40 per cent increase in assets on the platform in the first 8 months of the year. The platform started 2005 with 3.5bn and its life and pensions tie-up with Legal & General is set to go live towards the end of the […]

CA calls for investigation into PPI

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