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Pension Cold Calling Ban Introduced
The government is set to introduce a ban on cold callers selling investment products to people cashing in their pension pots from the age of 55. The ban will aim to tackle the ongoing rise of scam cal...
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Richard Weilding
Hallelujah! A Canadian Poet, A Loud Trump and a Flushin...
The death in the past few days of the poet and singer Leonard Cohen reminded of the impact the man has had on my life. I can see a few fellow wrinklies nodding in sage-like agreement whilst musing on ...
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Richard Weilding
Make Cake, Break Bake, All Take, Head Ache, Commercial ...
Last week saw the end of BBC's Great British Bake Off television show as we know it. When it re-emerges on Channel 4 sometime next year or whenever it will have new presenters bar one and the unwelcom...
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Richard Weilding
Love it or hate it, it seems we can’t do without it.
Whilst meandering through Tesco at the weekend I couldn’t help but feel there was a degree of triumphalism among certain shoppers as they returned from the far corner of the superstore, reunited with ...
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Richard Weilding
Jessie J Was Wrong – It is About the Money, Money, Mone...
I have been a football follower most of my life but nowadays get the feeling that the game I grew up with and loved has changed to such an extent that I no longer feel the same about it and doubt that...
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Alextra Accountants
Property Wealth Outstrips Pension Savings For Many
46% of over 45s and 58% of those aged 45-54 see their property wealth as a key part of achieving their desired level of retirement income. Aviva’s Real Retirement Report 2016 finds that 69% of homeown...
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Richard Weilding
In the Words of Julius Caesar – Brexit, Leg It, Do It
Having just returned from a trip to France and Belgium I have to report that all is well with us and Europe following the Referendum vote. I do believe that much of the sting has been taken out of thi...
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Richard Weilding
If You Don’t Know Whether Titus Andronicus is a Shakesp...
The end of this week marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and it is perhaps ironic that this commemoration of arguably the World’s greatest wordsmith should coincide with the result of t...
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Richard Weilding
Indian Summers, Panama Hats and the Carry On Spirit
It’s been a week when our focus has been directed away from these shores, with hard to swallow news from India on both our steel industry and our cricket teams –men and women. Current focus is on Pana...
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Alextra Accountants
2016 Budget News - A Full Review
This Budget was all about 'putting the next generation first'. The Chancellor said there are tough challenges ahead - financial markets are turbulent, productivity growth across the west is too low, a...
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