Figures from a Guardian/ICM poll show that just 37% of Britons feel that chancellor Gordon Brown should take credit for the success of Britain’s economy since Labour came to power.A whopping 83% of people also agree with the statement that since Labour came to power in 1997 the average person finds it harder to afford somewhere to live, while 77% say they have become more selfish about money. The poll also shows a strong Conservative lead, with 40% saying if there was an election tomorrow they would vote Tory. When surveyors were asked whether they thought Brown had created economic success only 37% agreed. Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, says he is surprised it has taken this long for Brown to be rumbled. He says: “With all the problems that Labour has had it is surprising that it’s taken this long for its popularity to sink so low. Brown has made some good decisions but people are starting to realise the negatives about him. He extracted 5bn a year from pension funds – someone would not be able to do this from a company’s pension fund.” When asked to consider their ability to keep up with the cost of living, only 11% felt confident about their situation, with 48% fairly confident and 30% not very confident.
Complete Mortgage and Loan Services has added Salt, the Derbyshires specialist lending brand, to its lender panel A Salt underwriter will work in-house at Completes premises enabling fast decisions and service. This latest addition brings Completes packaged lender panel to a total of 31 lenders.Complete will be offering Salts innovative range of sub-prime and self-cert […]
It is well known that we are building too few houses to meet our needs. The causes of this failure are many.
Inheritance Tax planning specialists The WAY Group is to embark on a major drive to raise the profile of its suite of IHT products within the independent financial advisor sector. The WAY Road show, which kicks off in Southampton on October 4, is a series of seminars designed to alert IFAs to its full range […]
em- has revealed Platform will be the title sponsor of its upcoming birthday celebrations. The lender will be supporting the events throughout the day and evening of September 22 which will include a roundtable event, exclusive gala dinner and a number of birthday surprises for attendees. This years VIP event is the first of its […]
The manager of the Artemis Income Fund talks about where – and how – he has found his “two or three” good ideas in 2015, and gives his outlook for dividends in the future.
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