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Gareth Shaw: Osborne’s Lifetime ISA dream looking shaky

In his final Budget as Chancellor in 2016 – before he reinvented his career as a crusading newspaper editor – George Osborne announced, with his usual theatrical pomp, that the Government was creating a new savings account – the Lifetime Isa – to empower the under 40s who, he said, “haven’t had… a good deal from the pension system”.

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Prime Minister Theresa May 'dots the eye' of a Chinese dragon, a traditional ritual of awakening a dragon Photo : Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Conal Gregory: There’s plenty to bark about as China enters the year of the dog

Yesterday China celebrated its new year by lighting fireworks, giving red envelopes of money to children and enjoying celebratory meals to usher in the Year of the Dog.

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Everybody should take sensible steps to protect their family.

Conal Gregory: Why it pays to prepare for an accident or ill health

It is incredible that so many people disregard the possibility of an accident or ill health and put their lifestyle – as well as their dependents – at risk by not taking out protection cover.

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221217   Kevin Hollinrake   MP for Thirsk and Malton in front of the market cross  in Easingwold.

We need regulator with teeth who is willing to bite, says MP

A YORKSHIRE MP is calling for the creation of a watchdog “who is prepared to bite” as anger grows over the delay in publishing a report into claims that a state-backed bank mistreated some of its small business customers.

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Safety message: Chris Madeley believes her books can save lives

Business diary: Meet the cones with a safety message and Chase de Vere bucks the trend

AUTHORS can find inspiration in the most mundane places.

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Holmfirth gallery paints a picture of success

Holmfirth gallery paints a picture of success

Art lovers are being sought for a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity

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The development offers versatile, high spec living

An outstanding opportunity to buy in the ‘Golden Triangle’

We take a look at a stylish new home being built at one of the best addresses near Wetherby, Yorkshire.

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Provident Financial is 'engaged in a dialogue' with the FCA

Provident Financial ‘in dialogue’ with FCA in bid to resolve regulatory investigations

PROVIDENT Financial today said it is “engaged in a dialogue” with the Financial Conduct Authority with a view to reaching a resolution of the regulatory investigations at Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn.

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WASPI supporters outside Westminster

Government must act to end pensions injustice, says WASPI campaign group

Thousands of women who claim to have suffered injustice because they were not given “adequate” notice of changes to their state pension age have submitted complaints for maladministration, according to the leader of a campaign group.

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The Financial Conduct Authority is the city watchdog

City watchdog launches investigation into Moneybarn

The City watchdog has launched an investigation into Moneybarn, a car loans firm controlled by Provident Financial.

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Virtual currencies are under the spotlight.

Capital markets: Investors must be cautious of bitcoin appeal

HARDLY a day goes by at the moment without a headline referring to bitcoin and so-called crypto-currencies.

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When your pet needs treatment, you could face significant costs  Photo: Johnston Press

Conal Gregory: Record £706m paid out as the health of our pets comes first

When a pet needs treatment, the costs can be sky high and continue to escalate if ongoing veterinary care is required. Fortunately, pet insurance is available as the way to protect against the unexpected.

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Lowell employs 1,500 staff in Leeds

Lowell signs deal to create second largest credit management business in Europe

A YORKSHIRE-based company has signed a deal which will lead to the creation of the second largest credit management business in Europe.

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Interest rates are set to rise for the first time since 2007.

Household budgets under pressure as Bank of England plans to hike interest rates for first time in over a decade

Households are expected to be hit with the first rise in interest rates for more than 10 years on Thursday as the Bank of England looks to cool surging inflation.

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27 October 2017.
The Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Survey breakfast at Source Skills Academy, Sheffield.
Keynote speaker Justin Urquhart Stewart of 7 Investment Management one of the
most respected City commentators.

‘Yorkshire needs a new investment platform to back fast growing firms’

BUSINESS leaders have been urged to establish a Yorkshire index to ensure local firms gain investments to secure economic growth.

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Caroline Wayman the chief financial ombudsman

Financial ombudsman reports ‘significant increase’ in PPI complaints

THE Financial Ombudsman expects to receive around 180,000 new complaints about Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) over the current financial year.

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Sara Wilson of Alliance Trust Savings

‘Many middle-aged people would run out of cash within months if they stopped working’

It’s supposed to be a period of stability, but many middle aged people fear they would face a financial crisis if they lost their job.

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UK watchdog to investigate advice given by consultants to pension schemes

BRITAIN’S competitions watchdog will look into the advice given by consultants to pension schemes and other institutions managing more than £1.6 trillion of funds, to see if there are conflicts of interest.

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UK petrol prices are set to soar.

Motorists warned to expect rise in unleaded petrol prices as US hurricane whips up demand

British drivers are being warned that the price of unleaded petrol could jump in the coming days as demand in the US – as a result of Hurricane Harvey – has seen wholesale prices soar.

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