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Huntswood appointment

Huntswood has appointed Brian Millhouse managing director for Scotland. The appointment follows the opening of new offices for the firm in Strathclyde Business Park in November 2004.

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FSA outlines challenges to retail firms

Clive Briault, managing director of the Financial Services Authority has outlined the challenges facing retail firms during his first speech in Northern Ireland.Addressing financial advisers and mortgage intermediaries at the AIFA & AMI Regional Conference in Belfast, Briault spelled out the FSA’s primary objectives for the retail distribution system, which centre on the quality of […]

We will correct inaccuracies in our training materials

From Tony Tudor In response to John Rattigan’s letter (Mortgage Strategy September 12), we’d like to thank both him and MS for highlighting these matters. We appreciate that inaccurate references are frustrating in the context of materials to be used to update manuals. While such materials are issued to holders of manuals at no charge, […]

Prices will double over next 20 years

A report by MINT predicts the average house price will rise 100% in the next 20 years from £163,334 in 2005 to £335,674 in 2025. The report also reveals that the trend toward delayed first marriage and rising divorce rates, which has fuelled significant growth in single person households, will continue over the next two […]

Please give us more thoughtful and independent articles MS

Every week I open your publication and read articles from the same people proclaiming ‘look how clever and important I am’. Usually these articles are incorrect or contain news any decent broker will already know. Each week we see another piece by one of the usual suspects telling us exclusives such as ‘Brokers should learn […]

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White paper — recording sickness absence

The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.

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