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Is a recession coming and should investors care?

Investors aren’t expecting a recession anytime soon, according to a recent survey. Are they correct or complacent?

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Carillion's collapse: 'a story of recklessness, hubris and greed'

A damning report by MPs has condemned not only the directors of Carillion, but also key regulators and the company’s auditors, who did little to prevent the collapse of the company in January.

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Millennials need to save £1,000 a month to retire at 55

A 30-year-old hoping to retire at 55 will have to save around £1,000 a month (net of tax relief), according to new research by the Pension Review Service (PRS).

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UK wages rise to outstrip inflation

New data released by the Office for National Statics (ONS) today shows that average weekly earnings have increased by 0.4 per cent adjusted for inflation in the first quarter. 

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Final salary pension transfers on the rise: should you leave or remain?

Around 100,000 individuals chose to cash in final salary or defined benefit (DB) pension schemes over the past financial year, according to new figures from a Freedom of Information request carried out by Royal London.

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Three reasons savings rates are finally on the rise

Finally, savers are seeing the first shred of light at the end of a very long tunnel.

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Will the Bank of England raise rates in August?

With the Bank of England declining to raise interest rates in May, the question now is when will it take action?

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10 million people are now saving for a pension

Almost three-quarters of employees now contribute to a workplace pension with 73 per cent of UK employees enrolled in 2017 – up from fewer than 47 per cent in 2012.Much of this rise is down to the introduction of auto-enrolment

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Pension regulator ramps up resources to become ‘tougher’

The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) has announced that it is increasing resources, with particular focus on final salary pension vulnerability when companies fail, and on combating increasingly aggressive pension fraudsters. 

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Funds with ‘premium’ fees outperform cheap trackers

Fund investors should not make the mistake of disregarding active funds with ‘premium’ fees, according to new research. 

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Bank of England resists interest rate rise

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent.

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HMRC warns of rise in tax refund scams

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings. 

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