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  1. November 15, 2012

    WS Atkins shares up as confidence returns

    WS Atkins provided a rare piece of good news in the UK industrials sector on Thursday when the design and engineering...

  2. October 30, 2012

    Investors deterred by UK rail uncertainty

    Uncertainty around UK rail policy is dissuading investors from buying into transport groups, analysts said on Tuesday after...

  1. October 25, 2012

    Stobart tightens costs as revenues slip

    The UK’s biggest road haulage company managed to improve underlying profits despite falling revenues in the first half of...

  2. October 24, 2012

    Spain’s cutbacks hit National Express

    Shares in National Express fell more than 12 per cent on Wednesday after the group reported deteriorating ­performance in...

  3. October 19, 2012

    Tax policy worries take toll on Drax

    Utilities were the UK market’s focus yesterday as the FTSE 100 broke a four-day winning streak. Drax , the coal-fired power...

  4. May 15, 2012

    Austerity squeeze lifts Babcock profits 56%

    The squeeze on spending by governments and private companies helped Babcock International, the support services and defence...

  5. March 19, 2012

    FirstGroup makes second disposal in two weeks

    FirstGroup has sold a 130-vehicle bus depot in north-east London, the second disposal in as many weeks as the transport...

  6. December 2, 2011

    State pension age to rise to 67 by 2026

    Millions of pension savers will need to increase their contributions if they wish to retain control over when they retire,...

  7. November 30, 2011

    Mouchel falls further into red

    The crisis at Mouchel was laid bare on Wednesday when the outsourcing and engineering company fell further into the red and...

  8. November 30, 2011

    Small caps: Panmure warns over turmoil

    Stockbrokers were under pressure after Panmure Gordon surprised the market – and fell 18.5 per cent to 11p – with a warning...

  9. October 21, 2011

    Pensioners feel pinch from soaring inflation

    Pensioners are being urged to inflation-proof their wealth as millions who depend on income from level annuities or the...

  10. October 13, 2011

    Investors raid savings to counter drawdown falls

    Pension investors are falling back on cash individual savings accounts (Isas) and offshore bonds to shore up dramatic falls...

  11. October 13, 2011

    Government urged to act over drawdown

    The government is being urged to take immediate action to ease the difficulties facing hundreds of thousands of people in...

  12. September 6, 2011

    About to retire? Don’t do anything rash

    People about to retire and concerned about the effect of the stock market falls on their pension income are being warned...

  13. March 25, 2011

    Reader questions: Must I pay IHT on lifetime gift?

    My 85-year-old mother has substantial assets and was leaving me a property, free of inheritance tax (IHT), in her will. She...

  14. February 4, 2011

    Annuities for men at risk of 10% cut

    Men nearing retirement are being advised to buy a pension annuity now, in case an impending legal ruling removes their more...

  15. December 17, 2010

    From strip bars to cricket grounds

    The shake-up of pension rules is expected to lead a surge in demand for pensions that allow hotels, museums and even strip...

  16. December 10, 2010

    Tax boost for wealthy heirs

    Tens of thousands of investors are expected to use their pension pot to avoid inheritance tax each year after the government...

  17. December 10, 2010

    Clampdown on offshore retirement schemes

    Senior executives who have topped up their pensions to the maximum each year will no longer turn to expensive offshore...

  18. December 3, 2010

    Mouchel’s bankers hire Deloitte for review

    Mouchel, whose public sector contracts include road maintenance, is expected follow the review with a refinancing The scale...

  19. October 1, 2010

    Shanks in deal to recycle PFI investment with Laing

    Shanks has disposed of the majority of its investment in two private finance initiatives as the waste management group seeks...

  20. July 9, 2010

    CPI blow to final-salary plans

    Up to 12m members of final-salary pension schemes face the prospect of a smaller pension, following the government decision...

  21. March 31, 2010

    End of the road for Mouchel in the Middle East

    Mouchel will offload its operations in the Middle East after the collapse of the Dubai property market forced the...

  22. March 30, 2010

    End of the road for Mouchel in Middle East

    Mouchel, which consults on projects such as roadbuilding, had already pulled out of Dubai Mouchel will offload its...

  23. March 26, 2010

    Pension funds boost commercial property

    Investors are increasingly buying commercial property with their pension funds, both in the UK and overseas, to take...

  24. November 30, 2009

    Carmakers plan for slow year as incentives end

    Carmakers are warning that the government scrapping incentives that helped keep them afloat in Europe this year will depress...

  25. November 29, 2009

    Slowdown for carmakers forecast

    Carmakers are warning that the ending of government scrappage incentives in 2010, which helped keep European manufacturers...

  26. November 6, 2009

    Shanks sees underlying profits fall 41%

    The market for waste disposal remains tough but has at least stabilised, Shanks said after underlying first half profits...

  27. October 23, 2009

    Stobart prepares for recovery after dividend cut

    Rising freight levels helped Stobart report a modest increase in first-half profits, but the haulier cut its interim...

  28. October 22, 2009

    Stobart prepares for recovery

    Risng freight levels helped Stobart report a modest increase in first-half profits, but the haulier cut its interim dividend...

  29. October 16, 2009

    Investors set to pay more for advice

    After years of misselling scandals linked to commission-based financial advice, the UK regulator is finally taking action....

  30. October 9, 2009

    Q&A: How to build up your pension fund

    Pension investors have not had an easy ride during the financial crisis. Many have suffered losses of up to a third of the...

  31. October 7, 2009

    Mouchel bosses win backing in spite of losses

    An outspoken shareholder in Mouchel has reaffirmed his support of the management team after the maintenance and outsourcing...

  32. June 24, 2009

    Consumers to benefit from simpler financial advice

    Consumers are set to get simpler financial advice under proposals due to be announced on Thursday by the Financial Services...

  33. March 6, 2009

    Double benefits of a Sipp retirement pot

    As returns on investments and cash savings continue to fall, investors are placing more value on the tax relief available to...

  34. February 27, 2009

    Lower gilt yields drag down drawdowns

    Investors are finding that they are unable to draw as much income from their pensions as they used to, because of falling...

  35. February 14, 2009

    Pension pots can give a lift to stagnating savings rates

    As rates on cash and investments fall, investors are boosting the value of their savings by putting more money into their...

  36. February 13, 2009

    Pension pots can give a lift to stagnating savings rates

    As rates on cash and investments fall, investors are boosting the value of their savings by putting more money into their...

  37. December 13, 2008

    Weigh up the benefits of switching

    The FSA's report on pension transfers is expected to lead to a reduction in activity, but advisers say transferring a...

  38. November 25, 2008

    Freeze on savings ceiling limits scope for tax breaks

    Pension saving limits will be frozen from 2010, the chancellor announced yesterday, restricting tax breaks that top earners...

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