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The Government says it is willing to pay to stay in the European single market after the UK leaves the bloc, as Prime Minister Theresa May is said to be “extremely confident” she can trigger Article 50 next year. Chancellor Philip Hammond and David Davis, who is in charge of leading the UK’s from the […]

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Capital Market Notes, November 2016 David Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at the impact on markets and portfolios since the somewhat surprising outcome of the US election. Click here

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MAS chief executive to step down

Caroline Rookes will step down as head of the Money Advice Service in April next year. In a letter to stakeholders today, Rookes said that she had originally planned to retire in February this year, but wanted to stay to help steer the government’s discussions over the future of the public guidance services. However, now […]

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Britain's “Forgotten Army”: The collapse in self-employed pension membership – and what to do about it

Pension scheme membership among employees has risen by more than five million in the past four years because of the policy of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions. But Britain’s army of 4.4 million self-employed people, who account for one in seven of the workforce, are not covered by automatic enrolment. Pension coverage among the self-employed […]

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