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BUDGET 2008: Corporation tax to fall 10%

Chancellor Alistair Darling has cut Corporation Tax from 38% to 28%.

In today’s Budget speech, he says the UK remains one of the best countries in the world to do business, with one of the most competitive Corporation Tax rates in the world.

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Abbey pulls exclusives with 27 key accounts

Abbey for Intermediaries has pulled the exclusive deals it had with its 27 key accounts. Brokers had until this morning to get applications in.An Abbey spokesman says: “We have taken this move as a result of the high demand generated through our exclusives. But we firmly believe our mortgage products continue to offer value to […]

Market watch 10 March 2008

Swaps dropped significantly last week but as we’ve seen recently, the fate of swap rates doesn’t affect current pricing.

So heartbreaking to read of Ollerenshaw’s car plight

I read about Blackandwhite chairman Chris Ollerenshaw’s recent misfortunes with interest (Mortgage Strategy March 3), especially the heartbreaking loss of his classic car collection – a sacrifice he made to keep Blackandwhite afloat.

HiFX says snowy peaks are top foreign investment destinations

HiFX says Alpine properties are the new top pick for foreign home investment by Britons.The firm’s latest Monthly global property hotspots report reveals Q1 is the busiest time for the ski chalet market with more buyers looking towards snow capped peaks in France, Austria, Canada and Italy. At the same time, interest in summer destinations […]

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White paper — Qatar International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits highlights new legislation, key requirements and policy considerations when structuring international private medical insurance (IPMI) for expatriate employees in Qatar. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Qatar.

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