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2 in 5 say ‘What’s an annuity?’

30 Sep 2013

Almost two in five consumers (37 per cent) do not know what an annuity is, according to a new survey. The figure was revealed on 4 September by website unbiased.co.uk, which enables consumers to find professional advisers, following an online

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Summit targets pension liberation fraud

30 Sep 2013

Ministers, regulators and the pensions industry have held a high profile summit meeting to crack down on pension liberation fraud. Operators of the schemes, who often use cold calling and text messaging to target pension savers, aim to persuade people

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Food exports on the menu

30 Sep 2013

UK food and drink businesses are being urged to tap into a growing international market for their products and boost their turnover by up to 20 per cent. A week-long, government-backed focus on the sector, which began on 23 September,

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Businesses get guidance on first aid changes

30 Sep 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published guidance to help businesses put in place appropriate arrangements following changes to first aid regulations. Amended Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 that took effect from 1 October 2013  remove the

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Shake-up on way for insolvency rules

30 Sep 2013

Businesses and individuals affected by insolvency are set to benefit from moves to bring insolvency rules into the 21st century. In a consultation document published on 26 September, the Insolvency Service proposes streamlining 24 different rules and regulations and harmonising

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