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AIC publishes list of dividend heroes

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published its list of dividend heroes, the investment companies that have consecutively increased their dividends for between 10 and 20 years. There are two new

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UK inflation jumps by more than expected

This morning, the Office for National Statistics reported that UK inflation jumped to 2.3% in February, the highest level since September 2013. Rising transport costs, particularly for fuel, were the

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90,000 investors set to be caught out by dividends tax

Under measures announced in the Budget, the Tax Free Dividend Allowance will be reduced from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018. This will typically affect investors with portfolios over £50,000

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday EnQuest (Q4 results) The company produced good operating numbers for 2016 showing that production was up by 8% to 39,751 boepd despite the maintenance shutdown of the Brent pipeline.

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London drags rental averages down

Tenants in newly let homes saw the cost of renting fall year-on-year in February for the first time in six years, Countrywide’s letting index has revealed. Across England, Scotland and

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Why you need to use your pension savings allowance

Every year, at this time of year, financial advisers remind their clients of the benefits of using up pension savings allowances which qualify for tax relief at the taxpayer’s top

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Should investors consider fine wine?

January and February saw a solid start to the year in the fine wine market. Prices rose slowly but surely in both months, leaving the main indices +1.7% (Liv-ex 100)

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Emerging markets: the wallflower at the stock exchange party

Developed markets have been having a whale of a time lately. No matter what we seem to throw their way, they just continue to climb and the party rages on.

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Clarkson (Q4 results) The company is a leading provider of specialist shipping services and has been growing its market share, as a result of its full-service client offering. However,

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Terminal Illness: To transfer or not to transfer?

Final salary or defined benefit schemes are considered to be the best form of pension provision due to the promise of a guaranteed income for life. For most people this