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Budget 2013: Boost for family finances

There is also to be a 12 week consultation to allow the transfer of Child Trust Funds to Junior ISAs. Government figures show 71,000 Junior ISAs have been opened since

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Budget 2013: Tax relief for investors

And he scrapped stamp duty on shares traded on growth markets such as AIM altogether. “Many observers of the British tax system complain that it has long biased debt financing

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Budget 2013: UK growth forecasts slashed

It now anticipates the UK will grow just 0.6% this year, 1.8% growth in 2014, 2.3% in 2015, 2.7% in 2016 and 2.8% in 2017. Chancellor George Osborne admitted the

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Budget 2013: All you need to know

Growth cut The Office of Budget Responsibility slashed UK growth forecasts by half due to weak exports, suggesting the UK will grow just 0.6% this year, 1.8% growth in 2014,

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Five tips to planning tax this year

It is few people’s favourite time of the year but judging by how busy the financial services industry is at the moment, a lot of people leave their planning until

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Economists gloomy on UK recovery

Danny Gabay, an economist at Fathom Consulting and former adviser to Michael Hesseltine MP, warned that the UK is a facing stagnation as bad as the “productivity shock” of the

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Bank to get “flexible inflation” target

Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds annual conference in Edinburgh today former deputy governor of the Bank of England, Sir John Gieve, said he expects this month’s Budget

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Tony Blair: Scotland should stay in UK and Britain in Europe

Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds annual conference in Edinburgh today Blair said in an evermore “interconnected” world where power is shifting East and technology is driving globalisation

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DIY investors warned to check charges

Findings from Prudential suggest that many DIY investors, those who self-select the majority of their investments, are failing to consider important taxes and charges when making investment decisions. Almost half

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Equities dominate in January 2013

In contrast fixed income funds continued their downward trend in net retail sales with an outflow of £85m – the first outflow for the asset class since October 2008 (£142m).