New forecasts on the UK economy and the near term path for sterling paint a rosy picture for investors, but pessimism on the domestic stock market continues, the Office for Budget Responsibility has said. In the first Spring Statement, announced today, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the OBR found the UK economy has grown 1.7 per cent in […]
The regulator must focus on removing outdated rules and making charges and illustrations clearer An FCA discussion paper released earlier this month has asked for views on non-workplace pensions. Covering a mix of products, including Sipps, stakeholder and individual pensions, as well as older contracts, such as s32 buyouts and retirement annuities, it focuses on […]
Smith & Williamson has denied it is still an acquisition target, saying its current focus is on organic growth. In September last year, merger talks between Rathbones and Smith & Williamson broke down. The firm then said in December that any plans it had to list on the London Stock Exchange would not come to […]
Eight members of the Association of Accounting Technicians Working Group have called on the Government to simplify the Isa system through the creation of a new wrapper in a report published today. MPs from the Conservative, Labour and Scottish National parties have joined experts from the savings industry and accounting profession to push the initiative […]
While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]
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