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All forecasts are wrong

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Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark has accused Chancellor George Osborne of producing “ludicrous” economic forecasts about Europe. Earlier the former Secretary of State, Iain Duncan-Smith, dismissed a recent barrage of ...

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Keeping your head

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Keeping your head When Rudyard Kipling starts his famous poem, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs …” he is alluding to that serenity of mind that allows you to stand back from the fray with ...

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The new flat rate state pension and the ‘top-up’ scheme

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The new flat rate state pension and the ‘top up’ scheme Those retiring after 6 April next year will be the first to experience the latest big shake-up of the state pension – the introduction of ‘the flat rate’ ...

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Bank deposit protection is reducing

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The level of protection provided for UK bank cash deposit accounts is changing. From 1 January 2016 the new limit will change to bring the UK into harmony with existing EU legislation. From then the Financial Services ...

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Reductions in pension allowances

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The amount that high earners can contribute to their pensions and claim tax relief is reducing from April 2016. For every £2 you earn over £150,000, your annual pension allowance will reduce by £1. This reduction continues ...

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The Great Fall of China

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Having survived the potential for economic tragedy in Europe courtesy of Greek-style money management the investment world is now being traumatised by the all-together more calamitous drama taking place behind the Great Wall. ...

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