William Hague has appointed Tory intellectual David Willetts as shadow Social Security Secretary in this week's shadow cabinet reshuffle. Iain Duncan Smith moves to become shadow defence secretary.
The yield curve on UK gilts has begun to revert back in favour of medium term investments according to National Savings.It says that for almost two years saving rates have provided higher returns for shorter term variable rates. But the yield curve has now reverted to its more usual shape reflecting an increase in medium […]
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group is lobbying the Inland Revenue to ease the worry of self-assessment for low income pensioners.The group which was set up by the Chartered Institute of Taxation to assist those individuals least able to help themselves and to promote a mare tax friendly system for low earners.The group has called […]
Stockbroker Walker, Crips, Weddle, Beck has announced the appointment of Sean Lam as development director.Lam joins WCWB from Phillip Securities in Singapore.WCWB chief executive Michael Sutherland says: "We are particularly pleased to have attracted someone of Sean Lam's calibre to our Board. His appointment strengthens our links with Phillip Securities in Singapore and in his […]
The long term care market is still shrouded in a veil of uncertainty despite the release of the Royal Commission Report.This was the message from a LTC conference held in York last week by York Insurance Institute.CGU's life long term care strategy manager and chairman of the ABI LTC committee Sandy Johnstone told the conference: […]
Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities While summing up India’s performance through April, one of Warren Buffett’s adages springs to mind. “When hamburgers go down in price, we sing the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ in the Buffett household. When hamburgers go up in price, we weep. For most people, it’s the same with everything in life they […]
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