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Viewpoint: Help to Buy acceleration is political

Firstly, what is the scheme and how does it differ from the current Help to Buy offering? The current proposition started in April this year and only requires buyers of

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Director pay disclosure reforms come into force

The changes mean shareholders of around 900 UK quoted companies will have access to clearer information on the pay of top executives and will be able to exercise their new

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Married couples allowance penalises a pay rise

The proposal, announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at the Conservative party conference, will see individuals not using all of their income tax personal allowance be able to transfer up

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European inflation falls while equities undervalued

James Howat, European economist at Capital Economics, said although energy and food prices drove the fall in September’s headline rate, core inflation also decelerated slightly from 1.1% to 1.0%, suggesting

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Help for home buyers with 5% deposit

The second phase of Help to Buy sees the government guaranteeing 15% of a mortgage where the borrower puts in 5% and the mortgage lender gives a 95% loan to

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Mums to be are falling into debt

Some 45% of women have admitted falling into debt due to insufficient maternity leave pay with 23% of these women blaming their firm’s poor maternity package. Over half were forced

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Fund in focus: Fidelity Special Situations under Alex Wright

Alex’s track record is short but impressive. His investment style fits the long term contrarian nature of the Fidelity Special Situations fund. His process is very structured and it appears

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A third of Brits have no provision for death

This is according to new Legal & General Life Insurance research which showed that two thirds of people in the UK (63%) have no will, and nearly a third (29%)

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Bank of England to monitor Help to Buy

Since the launch of the scheme there has been speculation that it has the potential to create a house price “bubble”. From January, the scheme will provide mortgage guarantees on

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Scottish economy accelerates into growth

Expectations are high for this surge in growth to continue for the next six months. In the three months ending August 2013, 45% of firms surveyed increased turnover, a third