As we start to pour over the detail in the Pre-Budget Report, our initial reaction is that pensions appear to have escaped quite lightly. There were several pension announcements within the Chancellor’s speech and the report.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling delivered what could be his last ever Pre-Budget Report to the House of Commons at 12.30pm today. Here are some of the highlights.
Follow our live coverage of the Pre-Budget Report from 12.30pm today (Wednesday) as we comment on financial planning developments using Twitter.
The weekend papers are always an excellent source of personal finance stories. With so many papers to read and so many stories to digest, here is our pick of the five most important personal finance stories this weekend.
Over recent months there has been plenty of debate about what has been driving higher gold prices. Gold reached a record high of $1,226.56 an ounce during trading this week, but finished more than 5% lower at $1,161.40 on Friday.
New research from National Savings & Investments has revealed that Britons have not made savings any more of a priority, despite the financial shocks and economic turmoil of the past eighteen months.
A key part of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) proposals from the Financial Services Authority was raising the minimum benchmark qualification level for all financial planners.
One quality to look for when choosing an investment fund is the longevity of the fund manager. Yesterday was a busy day for fund manager movements.
HM Revenue & Customs this week have issued a reminder to those people still due to submit a return. The 31st October deadline for paper returns has already passed, so the only option still available is to file your tax return online before 31st January.
Figures released today by the Investment Management Association (IMA) show that gross sales of Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) were the highest ever for any October. They were also the highest monthly figure outside the ISA season since June 2000.
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