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Labour rules itself out of Lib dem pact

Labour has reportedly said that negotations with the Liberal Democrats are now at a dead end, suggesting that the two parties will now not be entering into a coalition agreement.


The BBC has reported that Number 10 has recognised it is not likely that the talks with the Lib Dems will reach a positive conclusion, and that Labour are saying their side of the discussions is finished.

It comes just 24 hours after Gordon Brown gave his resignation as prime minister, in what some commentators dubbed as a last ditch attempt to secure a power sharing deal between Labour and the Lib Dems.

There has not yet been an official statement from the Labour party.

Up until yesterday it had been thought that the most likely outcome of last week’s general election would be a coalition between the Conservatives and the Lib Dems, though some Lib Dems MPs had expressed concerns that the two parties were not a natural fit.


Charity boss thinks my qualifications aren’t up to the job

Malcolm Hurlston, chairman of the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, says mortgages for first-time buyers should be issued like driving licences and they should have to sit exams before buying (Mortgage Strategy Online). Well, I agree with exams as they set a benchmark that can be clearly recognised. They should engender a sense of confidence in […]

OpenConvey adds to its mortgage panel

Online conveyancing portal OpenConvey has strengthened its mortgage panel in the Midlands and the North with three solicitor firms – Manchester-based Pannone LLP, Newcastle upon Tyne-based Hay & Kilner and Mansfield’s Fidler & Pepper.


Net booking system provides flexibility

It’s apparent that for many workers in the UK the nine to five working day is a thing of the past. The lines between clocking in and out have been blurred by enhancements in technology and the ease of access to information. The world of financial services is no exception. Increasingly, brokers are having to […]

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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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