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New CGT threatens housing recovery

Government Capital Gains Tax proposals could force a quarter of property investors from the housing market, according to a survey by LSL Property Services plc, owner of the UK’s largest lettings agent network.


No need for drama to become tragedy

There’s a huge gaping hole left in the television schedules. Lost, the fantasy series that has been enthralling and confusing fans for the last six years, has finally come to an end. The series was renowned for its high drama, the cliffhanger storylines and the mysteries that were never solved. With outrageous storylines that saw […]

Little Britain

Making a big noise with Little Britain

Visiting a Nationwide Building Society branch should be more fun than it used to be if the new series of advertisements that embrace television comedy stars of Little Britain and the first commercial work involving comedy duo Matt Lucas and David Walliams are anything to go by. But that is surmise rather than a guarantee. […]

It’s clients who pay when brokers avoid dual pricing lenders

With regard to comments by many brokers that they avoid lenders that dual price, how do they manage to do any business? This rules out Santander, Cheltenham & Gloucester, Halifax. You also can’t use Co-operative Bank, First Direct, HSBC and Britannia because they don’t deal with brokers. So how are they placing business? Clients are […]

Five ways to invest in the connected world

Smart utility metering; fitness trackers; connected cars; smart factories; precision agriculture: the internet of things encompasses myriad applications. But how do you gain exposure – and profit – from this growing trend, asks Neptune fund manager & CTO Ali Unwin. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating […]


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