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:” Pensions industry concerned at loss of expertise”. The UK pension industry called for stability on Friday after the ousting of key policy makers in the general election, including the long-serving pension’s minister, Steve Webb. Click here to go directly to the article
Financial Times: “Devolved Welsh stamp duty could hit prime homes”. Estate agents fear prime property purchases could be targeted by the first Welsh tax in over 800 years.
Financial Times:” Charity tax reliefs double in six years”. Well-off taxpayers are claiming record levels of relief on their charitable gifts, reducing their tax liabilities by £1.2bn last year. Click here to go directly to the article
The Times:” Your financial action plan post-election”. The Conservative victory in the general election came as a shock to many, after months of pollsters’ predictions of a hung parliament and an ugly constitutional crisis. The first reaction of most financial advisers and analysts was to breathe a huge sigh of relief and to welcome the new stability foreseen in the short term.
The Telegraph:” General election win and your money: what to expect in the next five years”. Telegraph Money looks at what promises the Conservatives made for your finances
The Telegraph:” A warm welcome to the new ‘minister for personal finance'”. Whoever David Cameron chooses to promote to his government – or evict from it – we will definitely have a new pension’s minister. The previous incumbent, Steve Webb, was a member of the Liberal Democrats, who are no longer needed in government. Mr Webb was also one of the many Lib Dem MPs to lose their seat.
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