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.
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.
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,322.36, up 9.36 points or 0.18% on the day and up 76.63 points (+1.46%) over the week. The index has risen from 4,434.20 since the start of 2009, a rise of 888.16 points or 20.03%. Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,163.60 (1,158.76 points or 27.84%).
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.
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