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31 Dec 2012
Private pensions may no longer exist in 40 years as young people are not interested in saving money for retirement, pension expert Michael Johnson told The Daily Telegraph last Wednesday. According to Johnson, who is a research fellow at the think tank Centre for Policy Studies, being able to…
27 Dec 2012
Foreign investors helped to push up the value of property deals in UK´s capital by a quarter in 2012, according to new research from real estate advisory group Cushman and Wakefield. London saw sales of offices, shops and hotels hit £13.6 billion this year, the strongest level since 2007, the…
24 Dec 2012
The Cabinet Office announced on Friday the first batch of public services that will become available online by 2015 in a move that is expected to result in annual savings of up to £1.2 billion by 2015, with the figure rising to £1.7 billion afterwards.
19 Dec 2012
Only 15 individual savings accounts (ISAs) negate the effects of inflation after the Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained flat at 2.7% in November, price comparison website MoneySupermarket said on Tuesday. The total number included 10 easy access ISAs and five fixed-rate ISAs.
17 Dec 2012
Some 420,000 individuals will be excluded from automatic enrolment after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) last week announced its decision to lift the earnings trigger to £9,440 in 2013/14. As many as 320,000, or 76%, of those affected by the change are estimated to be women. This…
12 Dec 2012
The UK recorded an increase of 78% in the number of specialist ‘investor visas´ issued to wealthy foreign investors to 419 in the year to June 2012, international law firm Pinsent Masons said last week. The proportion of Russian investors was the largest in 2011-12, with individuals from Russia…
10 Dec 2012
The government is to reduce the lifetime allowance and annual allowance for tax-free pension savings from the 2014/15 tax year, Chancellor George Osborne said as part of last Wednesday´s Autumn Statement. The lifetime allowance, which is the maximum pension saving one may have over their…
05 Dec 2012
Investors withdrew money from individual savings accounts (ISAs) for the third month in a row in October, with the outflow amounting to £108 million, according to figures published by the Investment Management Association (IMA) last week. The amount also marked a deterioration in the position…
03 Dec 2012
Some 70% of UK adults intend to remain as members of a pension scheme if they are enrolled into one under automatic enrolment, the latest Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) study on retirement savings showed last week.