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Grub up

On the subject of food, it seems the diets above may soon be the only option. Latest statistics show a basket of some of the most popular brands of food now costs a third more than it did three years ago.

Apparently, brands such as Kellogg’s and Hellmann’s have shot up in price in recent months – far faster than the general rate of inflation. Meanwhile, a bottle of brown sauce for your bacon butty now costs twice what it did in 2006, rising from 95p to £1.98. And while pondering giving up the sauce you might also want to consider giving the bread a miss as the price of a loaf has gone up by almost 50%. Choccy biscuits anyone?


Abbey and A&L launch broker exclusives

Abbey for Intermediaries and Alliance & Leicester intermediary sales are launching two broker exclusives to mark the launch of their integrated sales force.

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Johnson Fleming set to hold auto-enrolment support webinar

Two years since the process of auto-enrolment began, the looming re-enrolment deadline provides the perfect opportunity to assess whether the support you have in place, which may well have been hastily selected at the start, is fit for purpose. Johnson Fleming is holding a webinar on 10 September at 11:00 to discover the key issues and concerns you should consider when thinking about your current support options.


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