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Autumn statement a mixed bag for small businesses

George Osborne indicated in today’s Autumn statement that it was his intention to support small business. Simon Massey, Tax Partner at Menzies LLP, has made the following observations on his success on that point: Reducing pension contribution tax relief from £50K to £40K is another blow to business owners George Osborne indicated that 99% of […]

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Winners Announced at Fields in Trust’s Inaugural Awards Ceremony

The inaugural Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony was hosted by John Inverdale at Lords Cricket Ground on 29th November to honour landowners and individuals across the UK who have participated in the charity’s Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge led by its Patron, HRH The Duke of Cambridge. Fields in Trust’s Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge is […]

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Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason goes back to school for the degree he started 50 years ago

- Pink Floyd was born in the common room at the Regent Street Polytechnic   – Fifty years after he first enrolled on the Architecture course at the Regent Street Polytechnic, now known as the University of Westminster, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is heading back to collect the degree he never got to complete. The University […]

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Durham University Business School professor appointed to Banking Standards Commission

Professor Richard Harris, Head of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Durham University Business School, has been appointed as specialist adviser to the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. The Commission was launched in July 2012 in the wake of the LIBOR-fixing scandal. It has been tasked with reporting on the professional standards and culture of the […]

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Frontier Select Model Portfolios now on Ascentric platform

Frontier Investment Management (“Frontier”), the boutique multi-asset and alternative investment specialist, announces that its range of risk-rated Model Portfolios is now available through the Ascentric platform. The five Frontier Select Portfolios allocate investments across eight traditional and alternative asset classes and are designed to be scaleable to client expectations of value and risk. Key features: […]

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Executive MBA scholarship worth £18,000 open to entrepreneurs and small business owners

Durham University Business School is offering a full-fee scholarship worth £18,000 for a student entering its Executive MBA Programme in January next year. The leading business school is running an open competition for entries to its programme in January 2013 for those looking to hone their managerial skills and further explore their business acumen. Students […]

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UK P&I Club welcomes Standard & Poor’s upgrade

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 – The UK P&I Club (the UK Club), one of the oldest shipping protection and indemnity insurance mutuals, has welcomed an announcement by the ratings agency Standard and Poor’s upgrading the UK Club’s outlook from “Stable” to “Positive.” In its review, Standard and Poor’s said “The positive outlook reflects our expectation […]

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Morgan Stanley launches new defensive suite

London, 12 November 2012 – Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) today announces the launch of the Morgan Stanley FTSE™ Defensive Bonus Plan 7 and the Morgan Stanley FTSE™ Defensive Digital Growth Plan 8. Nev Godley, Vice President, at Morgan Stanley, said: “Given the ongoing uncertainty in the markets, Morgan Stanley continues to offer defensive products to cater […]

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Kestrel broadens AIM Inheritance Tax Solution

Kestrel Investment Partners (Kestrel) has broadened the Kestrel Inheritance Tax Solution (KITS) offering to include retail clients as well as professional clients. This is a discretionary investment management service aimed at reducing inheritance tax (IHT) liabilities by investing in a selection of AIM companies chosen and managed by Kestrel. KITS is based on Kestrel’s strong […]

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University of Westminster launches 6th annual WESTPHOTO photography prize

Winners of the University of Westminster’s 6th annual WESTPHOTO photography prize will be announced at a private viewing on Wednesday 5 December 2012 at the Ambika P3 Gallery, the University’s contemporary art and architecture space, in central London. Now in its sixth year, this year WESTPHOTO invited students and alumni from the University of Ulster, […]

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