Profitable passions rise again

Scarcity drives the markets for luxury assets

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Roger Beale
What would happen to my employment rights if I sold part or all of my veterinary business to a national chain?
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This week’s boardroom trades, including at sausage skin maker Devro, Enquest and Keller Group
Six-bedroom Georgian house in Elm Row, Hampstead, £6.5m

Equity release providers rapped

Ombudsman says products often work out expensive

Income managers downplay dividend gloom

But investors may need to look outside megacaps

Tax threat to pension cash withdrawals

Providers may have to levy ‘emergency code’

Scots rush to sell homes

Increase in activity ahead of April stamp duty changes

Savers need ‘second line of defence’

FCA urged to bolster guidance

EIS industry rejects tax status risks

Scheme managers dismiss claims HMRC could move goalposts

Nationwide offers its lowest-ever fixed rate

Mortgage price war gathers pace

Equitable pensioners lobby MPs

Savers say they have been short-changed by the compensation package

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Flight tax revenues reach new heights

Record air passenger duty paid in September

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