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Farewell to tough regulation – I’m leaving the country

I’m a mortgage and protection broker and have been successful since I began advising in 2004.

Obviously the credit crunch affected my business and it would be natural to diversify into pensions and investments. But I am put off by the idea of the RDR and working with a regulator who is out to pick holes in whatever you do.

I do not want my kids picking up the higher tax tab for the mistakes of a previous generation.

I will be vacating this sinking and over-regulated country within the next month for somewhere that I can work more efficiently. Last one to leave please turn off the lights.



Leader: Finance is key to the future

The buzzword at a debate on housing last week was – depressingly for the mortgage market – renting. The Land Data Great Housing Market Debate in Westminster had the bosses of Paragon Mortgages, Your Move and Galliford Try Homes, as well as the chief economist at Nationwide Building Society and BBC chief economics correspondent Hugh […]

Number of individuals out of work hits a 16-year high

The number of unemployed in the UK has hit 2.5 million, the highest since 1994. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that between December and February 43,000 more individuals were out of work compared with the three months to December. The unemployment rate was 8% for the three months to February, up 0.1% […]

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EEF/Jelf Employee Benefits Sickness Absence Survey 2015

EEF stated in its 2015 EEF Manifesto that the UK’s growth prospects depend on people being fit, working and productive. Keeping people in work and helping people return to work is very important for the manufacturing sector. It means boosting productivity by getting people back into work as early as is possible, as well as fostering workplace cultures and environments that proactively manage individuals’ health conditions so that all can benefit from lower sickness absence outcomes.


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