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Financial services feel the squeeze due to pandemic and Brexit

The pandemic and Brexit deadline have caused a slump in the number of foreign firms planning to invest in the UK’s financial services industry.  Only 10 per cent of global financial services companies plan to establish or expand operations in Britain in the next year, down from 45 per cent in …

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Fury as bosses pocket big dividends after tax breaks

The bosses of five lockdown winners received £45m in dividends after their firms’ profits were fuelled by big tax breaks.  Retailers and hospitality firms were handed £10billion of business rates relief this year.  But critics say shops which are lockdown winners should pay the tax break back.  Winners: Retailers and hospitality …

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RUTH SUNDERLAND: Treasury on Tees, please Chancellor

Rishi Sunak, who represents Richmond, an affluent constituency in Yorkshire, sees himself as a Northern Chancellor.  The suave Sunak does not conform to the old Andy Capp stereotype, but he has set out his stall to inject real energy into the project of bringing new economic life into trailing and …

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Big Give Christmas Challenge set to launch

Support: Ballerina Dame Darcey Bussell The Big Give Christmas Challenge is launching tomorrow with 765 charities taking part and with backing from celebrity supporters including ballerina Dame Darcey Bussell. James Reed, the boss of the recruitment company of the same name, whose father Sir Alec founded the Big Give in …

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AA’s biggest shareholder slams brakes on takeover

The AA’s biggest shareholder has slammed the brakes on a takeover of the breakdown company after calling the £219m price tag ‘derisory’.  London-based investor Albert Bridge Capital has said it plans to oppose the 35p-per-share deal proposed by private equity firms Towerbrook Capital and Warburg Pincus, which has been recommended by …

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Keep calm and carry on making profit during coronavirus

From crippling businesses to sending us stir-crazy, lockdowns already have a lot to answer for. But there’s another charge to lay at their door: they could be making us worse investors. The best investment decisions are made when we’re cool and collected and able to follow a strategy. Yet the …

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TONY HETHERINGTON: I paid for a flight I couldn’t use

Tony Hetherington is Financial Mail on Sunday’s ace investigator, fighting readers corners, revealing the truth that lies behind closed doors and winning victories for those who have been left out-of-pocket. Find out how to contact him below.  K.M. writes: Last January, we booked our family holiday to France, with an …

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ME AND MY MONEY: Big Brother star invests in property

Handy: TV presenter Craig Phillips Former bricklayer Craig Phillips made hundreds of thousands of pounds as the first ever winner of TV’s Big Brother 20 years ago, but says his best money making venture has been to invest in buy-to-let property.  The 49-year-old spoke to DONNA FERGUSON from his home …

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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Lloyds shows cash CAN survive

Our longstanding campaign to keep cash on the high street has not been lost in all the coronavirus fog. Far from it.  Although the Government has already promised to legislate to preserve access to cash, it seems that some organisations are prepared to act now to give a cash lifeline …

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