FROM THE PAPERS
Synopsis: Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekends broadsheets. At the end of each summary is a link to take you directly to the relevant article. Please see Helpful Hints at the end of the bulletin.
Financial Times:” Second home owners targeted by Lib Dems”. Owners of second homes would be in line for higher council tax bills under Liberal Democrat proposals to stem rural house price inflation. Click here to go directly to the article
Financial Times:” Ed Miliband woos first-time buyers with pledge to scrap stamp duty”. Ed Miliband will announce plans on Monday to scrap stamp duty for most first-time buyers as the Labour leader tries to build political momentum during the last full week of the election campaign.
The Times:” Labour promises to exempt first-time buyers from stamp duty”. Ed Miliband will today intensify a political offensive over housing with an offer to exempt first-time buyers from up to £5,000 in stamp duty using cash raised from tax crackdowns on rogue landlords and foreign investors.
The Times:” Break free without harming your pension”. Three weeks after the biggest pension reforms for a generation, savers are discovering that taking advantage of the new freedoms can be filled with complication and confusion.
The Telegraph:” New landlord ‘mansion tax’ marks fresh attack on buy-to-let”. Now all the political parties are rounding on buy-to-let. We list the four biggest dangers to landlord returns, starting with a new “mansion tax”
1. LINKS TO ARTICLES:
We have now provided direct links to the articles referred to in the article. These can be accessed by click on the “To go directly to the article click here” at the end of each article summary
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As some Opus Gold users will be aware, many of the broadsheet newspapers that are traditionally covered in our From the Papers bulletin, are changing (or have changed) their free online access to articles.
Currently the Financial Times and Weekend Financial Times only allows access to view 8 articles a month free, then requiring the user to subscribe to their online service. From 1 July 2010 The Times, Saturday Times and Sunday Times articles are no longer available for free online. Instead a daily or monthly fee will have to be paid to access the articles.
We are aware of the inconvenience this will cause to our users. Unfortunately, due to the stringent copyright rules enforced by the newspapers we are not allowed to copy the articles onto our bulletin to make them available to Opus Gold users, thus our only option is to put a direct link to the article on the newspapers own website.
Although we will continue to produce From the Papers bulletins linking to these articles, users should be aware that access to many will now be blocked unless a personal subscription to the newspapers site is taken.
Once again we apologise for this inconvenience but this is something outside of our control.
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