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Landmark Ruling Against Discrimination For Unmarried Couples

Helen Dexter
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Last week five judges in the Supreme Court found in favour of Denise Brewster, a lady who claimed that she should receive the pension of her late partner who had died two days after they had got engaged. Ms Brewster’s partner, Lenny McMullan, had...

How OPEC Affects The Oil Price & Some Consequences.

Peter Jackson
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As I am sure you are aware, OPEC met at the end of November and, led by Saudi Arabia, has agreed to cuts in oil production. Certain non – OPEC countries such as Russia (which is up there with the US and Saudi Arabia, as the world’s largest...

Is It The End Of The Road For Quantitative Easing?

Peter Jackson
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In early August, in response to fears of a slowdown or a possible mild technical recession in the UK because of Brexit, the Bank of England cut interest rates from 0.5%, where they had been for seven years, to 0.25%. In addition, the bank announced an extra...

Why Should You Invest In A Stocks & Shares ISA?

Richard Robson
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During this tax year, everyone over the age of 16 and who is UK resident can put up to £15,240 into an ISA. This annual allowance will rise to a generous £20,000 in April 2017. Stocks and shares ISAs have tax advantages that are worth...

Interest Rates - Lower For Even Longer

Peter Jackson
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Bank of England base rates here in the UK are likely to stay “lower for longer”, as the phrase goes. Indeed, they are likely to be unchanged at 0.5% in this calendar year and market expectations on balance are now for a reduction. Interest rates...