The end is now in sight for the sad but inevitable demise of Equitable Life, once one of the biggest and most trusted pension firms. In 2000 it ran into awful financial difficulties after promising many of its then 1.5 million customers better payouts than could be delivered.
A small North Devon charity, Flying Fish Artists that supports people who have experienced mental health issues by using art as a means of therapy, has received a much welcome funding boost from a local business. A grant of £2,100 was awarded from The Philip J Milton & Company Plc Fund, a philanthropic fund administered by Devon Community Foundation.
With just a few weeks remaining before the end of the tax year, time is running out to use your tax-free ISA allowance. In addition to the well-known attraction of being completely tax-exempt, many investors are unaware of a small but hugely significant change to dividend tax, which make tax-free investment allowances all the more appealing.