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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK retirement: NPSS alone will not bridge savings gap

Not for the first time in recent years, a survey has highlighted the gross disparity between Britons' perception of how much they need to save for retirement, and how much a decent standard of living for seniors will actually cost. The forthcoming national pensions savings scheme (NPSS), with its auto-enrolment feature, may help protect some, but consumers must be pro-active in saving themselves.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK road haulage: budget offers no relief

The UK freight industry was spared further specific rises in taxation in the 2002 budget announcement. However, it still supports the highest tax burden in Europe. While haulers will be relieved that fuel and vehicle duty is unchanged and that foreign truckers' costs will go up, the rises in national insurance contributions will add to the industry's woes.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK road tolls: highways to heaven?

The Commission for Integrated Transport's road toll proposals are aimed at reducing congestion on key routes. Yet they are still likely to face strong resistance from road haulage and logistics players unwilling to see their margins further squeezed.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2004
Expert View
Expert View

UK savers deposit half as much in 2011 as 2010

Savers are putting their cash to alternative uses as they struggle with high inflation and record low interest rates. Personal deposits have declined significantly by 13% compounded annually over 2007-11.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2012
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK savings and investments: cash mini-ISAs maintain their lead

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK savings and investments: intermediaries dominate unit trust and OEIC distribution

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK savings and investments: ISA funds growing

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK savings and investments: unit trust and OEIC market in nascent recovery

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2006
Expert View
Expert View

UK savings set to rocket by 2008

Total growth of UK household savings and investments slowed to an average of 3% per annum during 1998-2003. However, the latter half of 2003 has seen a revival in consumer sentiment. Datamonitor's Vikram Sehgal believes that this is set to continue, and that by 2008 household savings and investments in the UK will be up 40%...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK savings: an unqualified success?

From April 2005 unqualified salespeople will be able to sell pensions for the first time in nearly two decades as part of the government's shake-up of the savings market. The banking sector should particularly welcome the move as it will enable them to re-enter the advice market for savings products as their training and administrative costs are substantially diminished.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2004

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