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L&G clashes with ICO over protection info rules

Legal & General has clashed with the Information Commissioner’s Office over the use of medical data requests for protection customers. The ICO has accused the insurer of “seriously misrepresenting” its position on the use of subject access requests. Some insurers, including Legal & General and Aviva, use subject access requests rather than GP reports to […]

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Ukip to launch own EU referendum campaign

Ukip will launch its own campaign against joining the EU rather than joining one of two existing No campaigns, the BBC reports. According to the BBC, party leader Nigel Farage believes the two existing campaigns – one led by politicians in Westminster and the other by businessmen – do not have Ukip’s “political nous” and […]

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Petition on planned tax relief changes passes 21,000 signatures

A petition to reverse the planned buy-to-let tax relief changes has passed 21,000 signatures. Landlords say they have been unfairly targeted by the changes, which restrict the tax relief landlords can claim on property finance costs to the basic rate of income tax. The petition says: “We operate as sole traders and incur costs in […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]

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