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Trust tax rate will rise to 50%

From April 2010, the tax rate of trusts will rise to 50 per cent. This replaces the 45 per cent additional rate announced in November’s pre-Budget. The dividend trust rate for discretionary trusts will also increase from 32.5 per cent to 42.5 per cent.

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L&G appoints head of distribution

Hugh Cutler has left Barclays Global Investors (BGI) to head the distribution team at Legal & General Investment Management. He will be responsible for developing the range of products in Britain and abroad. Cutler spend 11 years at BGI working in strategic accounts and defined contributions client service teams, and established the global strategic solutions […]

The ETF dream

If you believe the hype, you would be forgiven for thinking that exchange traded funds have become the investment choice of private investors or that they pose a serious threat to the mutual fund industry.

Manager focus: Angelos Damaskos

Every dollar in the movement of the oil price directly affects his profit and loss, says Angelos Damaskos, the manager of the CF Junior Oils Trust. Since the fund launched in September 2004, the manager says there have been several highs and lows in the volatile oil sector.Last July, for example, oil prices hit a […]

Variations on sacrifice

The concept of salary sacrifice, or salary exchange as it is often known now, has been around for a long time but has become increasingly common over the last few years. It involves an employer paying a pension contribution that would otherwise have been paid by an employee.

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Thinking of expanding overseas?

Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.

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