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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Reckitt Benckiser (Q2 results) It has been an eventful few months for Reckitt with the $17.9bn acquisition of US baby-food maker Mead Johnson, a cyber-attack which led the company

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Government reintroduces plan to cut dividend tax break

Around 90,000 investors using dividends to fund their retirement could be hit by a reduction in the dividend tax allowance, when new legislation comes into effect in April 2018. The

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Three long-term ideas for your pension

The state pension ‘triple lock’, which was on the Conservative party chopping block, survived the General Election after Theresa May was forced to abandon her plans in order to form

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Fees for buy-to-let reach new low

The index published by Mortgages for Business showed the average flat fee among buy-to-let mortgage products fell by more than 5%, down to £1,370 from £1,446 in Q1. Steve Olejnik,

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Deceleration in house price inflation likely

The survey reveals that the headline price balance eased from 17% to 7% in June. The price balance is now more subdued in the South East, whilst in East Anglia

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Companies announcing results next week

  Tuesday Rio Tinto (Q2 results) The Q1 trading update was a bit of a disappointment as production of copper fell short of market expectations, partly down to uncontrollable weather

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Investors turn towards UK mid-caps in hunt for income

Old Mutual UK Mid-Cap is a new entry in our top-traded funds, suggesting that investors not only see this as an attractive segment of the UK market, but also have faith

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Landlords choosing cheaper properties

An analysis of mortgages arranged via the lender in Q2 found that all types of buy-to-let properties purchased during the quarter had lower values than usual. Those lower-value properties are

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Landlords call on Government to reverse tax changes

The tax changes, announced in the 2015 Summer Budget by then Chancellor George Osborne, are being phased in over three years from April 2017 and mean higher-rate taxpayers can no

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A new recruit to the dividend heroes club

Invesco Income Growth has increased its dividend for the 20th consecutive year, bringing the total number of the AIC’s ‘dividend heroes’ to 21, meaning there are now 21 investment companies