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Pensions, savings and investments

Queen’s Speech confirms tax plans

The government used the Queen’s Speech to flag up measures aimed at reforming the tax system for both businesses and individuals in order to make it “fairer and simpler”.

Queen’s Speech promises employment changes

An extension of the right of employees to request flexible working and a faster than planned raising of the state retirement age both formed part of the new coalition government’s first Queen’s Speech.

Coalition government unveils fuller set of business-related policies

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has published a broader account of the measures it intends to take in a number of areas.

Inflation and VAT concerns make life worse for savers

News that the UK consumer price index rate of inflation made a surprise jump to 3.7 per cent last month will add to the discomfort of the nation’s savers.

Personal pensions contributions show a marked slide

Contributions to personal pension funds dropped significantly during the recession.

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