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BUDGET 2008: Darling commits £26m to help the environment

Chancellor Darling has pledged £26m to help households reduce emissions and power bills.

He will also institute a plan to have a new buildings be zero-carbon by 2019.


PNG to generate fresh broker blood

Premier Network Group has pledged to introduce a fresh wave of entrepreneurial brokers to the industry via a new partnership.PNG has launched the partnership with London-based financial training organisation The Financial Training Academy to encourage graduates into the industry by offering them the qualifications and support needed to offer consumers advice.Graduates can attend the course […]

Pundits query government debt scheme proposals

Industry experts have call-ed into question the feasibility of a government-backed pilot scheme aimed at tackling Britons’ debt problems.The scheme is a result of the Thoresen review of generic financial advice, which was published last week.Otto Thoresen, chief executive of Aegon UK, was appointed by the Treasury in January 2007 to assess the feasibility of […]

Sleepy Ed

MS editor Robyn Hall was feeling the worse for wear last week after completing a marathon bout of travelling.

BUDGET 2008: Darling ups ISA limits

Chancellor Darling has risen individual savings accounts limits to £7,200.He has also risen tax free limits on cash ISAs to £3,600 and is extending the savings gateway scheme across the nation.He says over 17m people are currently taking advantage of ISA.

US: mid-year review and outlook

By Felix Wintle, Manager of the Neptune US Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economic data: after last year’s strength, economic data has disappointed. Indeed, the economy contracted 2.9 per cent in the first three months of the year — the US economy’s worst performance for five years. However, rather than a symptom of underlying economic weakness or […]


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