Business & Finance

Tax loopholes narrowed – but is this the final word?

Towers Watson says that cutting the annual allowance for pension contributions from £40,000 to £10,000 for people who have accessed their pensions flexibly appears to leave some scope for people to wash salary through pensions

How Apple Has Launched Itself to the Top of My Favorite Stocks

Apple (NASDAQ/AAPL) may have finally come up with the killer apps that could vault the company ahead in the global race against Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ/GOOG) “Android” phones. Now, Apple could gain mobile supremacy

The true value of a free credit score

After years in the economic wilderness, the UK is starting to see some growth again. Lending is up, unemployment is down and interest rates are set to rise once more,

The Economic Effects of Online Gaming

The world is changing fast. Most people may not recognise that this is happening straight away, but from the amount of new technology that is out there it is quite clear.

The Right Time To Invest In Property In Spain, According To Spain Buying Guide and Partners

SpainBuyingGuide.com opened their new offices in the Costa del Sol last week with a party for their business partner guests, offering a little taste of the good life in Spain.

The Top 20: Income Theme Dominates AIC Website User Data for H1

• Large Global and UK investment companies remain popular

• Asia Pacific proving popular, particularly amongst income focussed companies

• Income still very much in demand from investors

Manufacturing Orders and Employment Growth Edge Up Further – CBI Survey

Domestic orders power manufacturing recovery

The recovery in British manufacturing continued apace in the last quarter, with faster growth in domestic orders and output, according to the latest CBI quarterly Industrial Trends Survey.

HMRC files 4,147 winding up petitions to recoup unpaid business taxes

• Most powerful weapon in HMRC’s arsenal

• Highlights hard-line approach with businesses

Financing Exports – Where To Turn For Guidance

Alongside identifying, researching and working on overseas business opportunities, UK exporters also require specialist financial guidance.

Freedom and choice for defined benefit scheme members: new options but no exodus

Towers Watson has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision not to ban members of funded defined benefit pension schemes from transferring to newly flexible defined contribution arrangements.

Estate Agents: are your telecoms and website holding your business back?

As an estate agent your communications, in other words your telecoms and your website, need to be quick and efficient; both internally between team members, and externally between staff and customers.

Students snap up Bankers flats in PCL

The increasing importance of the international student sector in Prime Central London (PCL) was been confirmed yesterday, as London Central Portfolio published its results from their annual lettings audit.