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“Leaver” consumer confidence down slightly after Article 50 triggered

“Strong support” for Brexit among leavers has steadily declined

Consumers expect price rises in every major category of goods – from groceries to cars to housing 

Updated mortality projections show life expectancy falling again

Willis Towers Watson says that the life expectancy assumptions used by many pension schemes are likely to fall, following updates to a model commonly used to project future mortality rates.

Every £1 spent on public health in UK saves average of £14

Every £1 spent on public health in UK saves average of £14

Cuts to public health budgets set to cost NHS and wider economy “billions

The UK’s potential trillion euro counter-claim against the EU

High-stakes negotiations over Britain’s future liabilities to the EU should be entered with an ambitious counter-claim against the EU

Households could be left with just £50,000 to see them through retirement

Average household spends half a million pounds in run up to retirement, leaving just £50,000 of available income to save or invest for the future

Investor Confidence Rises in March by 4.2 points to 95.4

State Street Global Exchange today released the results of the State Street Investor Confidence Index® (ICI) for March 2017.

There’s a new quid on the block: the new £1 coin is here!

Banks and financial services businesses urged to make sure they are prepared as the co-circulation period begins

Shares in Wolseley trading at 5 year-high as it benefits from foreign exchange rates and US business

Wolseley reported increases in first half profit, revenue and like-for-like growth
Foreign exchange movements and cost cutting helped the results come in ahead of forecasts

Advisers Forecast Big Increase in DB Pension Transfer Enquiries in 2017

Two thirds of advisers expect client enquiries about transfers from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution schemes to increase over the next 12 months.

New £1 Coin Becomes Legal Tender

The new £1 coin becomes legal tender from Tuesday 28 March. The new 12-sided coin is being rolled out across the country

Beyond the Politics: European investment opportunities amid political turmoil

By Michelle McGrade, chief investment officer of TD Direct Investing

On Wednesday, 29 March the world’s eyes will be back on Europe as Article 50 is triggered

Coffee fuelling UK worker overtime

Coffee drinkers are nearly three times more likely to stay late at work, a new survey shows