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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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Investors will be grateful for no changes

Philip Hammond’s first, and last, Autumn Statement as Chancellor was something of a non-event for personal investors. There was no mention of Capital Gains Tax, savings allowances or the forthcoming

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FTSE rallies ahead of NFP

Today has seen European stock markets regain their composure, with gains reflecting an increasingly bullish view in what has been one of the most positive days since the Referendum. While

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Osborne and banks unite to meet economic challenges

Chancellor George Osborne has called for a joint national effort to meet the economic challenge currently facing the UK. Earlier today Osborne held a meeting with senior executives from some of

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BoE tries to steady economy

Speaking at the launch of the Bank of England’s Financial Stability Report July 2016 this morning, Governor Mark Carney announced he has cut the capital requirements for UK banks in an attempt

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UK PMI highlights business decline

Initial gains have been erased in the FTSE this morning, as an element of hesitancy comes into play ahead of a week with substantial event risk. Last week represented one

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George Osborne: Statement on Brexit

Today (27 June 2016) I want to reassure the British people, and the global community, that Britain is ready to confront what the future holds for us from a position

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Pensioners relying on property rents

Three quarters (72%) of pensioners with an investment property say they would struggle to make ends meet if they didn’t have the income from their buy-to-let, a poll carried out

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LISA: Your questions answered

Q: If I’ve already bought my first home, can I use the LISA to pay off the mortgage? A: No. Our understanding is that the LISA and the government top

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Bank unanimous in holding base rate

It was the second month in a row that the MPC’s decision was unanimous and the seventh year that the rate has stood at 0.5%. The MPC also voted to