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Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

Steady UDG gets a clean bill of health

I held my nerve when UDG Healthcare’s share price plummeted, and the recent annual report vindicated my faith, with plenty of cause for medium-term optimism

Secrets of the fraud squad

Secrets of the fraud squad

It’s more crucial than ever that firms not only take extra steps to protect employees’ and clients’ data, but have robust practices and structures in place that make fraud both less possible and less likely. Here’s what you can, and should, be doing

Welcome to the new Hanseatic League

Welcome to the new Hanseatic League

An alliance of eight EU members – including Ireland – is coalescing to protect economic interests in northern Europe. But will it have any real effect?

The great cashback mortgage trap

The great cashback mortgage trap

Like many marketing gimmicks, cashback mortgages aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. In fact, even economists might argue they should be banned

Don’t be a duffer: make Ruffer a buffer for rougher seas ahead

Don’t be a duffer: make Ruffer a buffer for rougher seas ahead

The recession underlined the need to diversify our portfolios, and Ruffer Investment Company is designed to protect against the danger of a downturn in the markets

Someone needs to call ‘foul’ over flat-rate expenses fiasco

Someone needs to call ‘foul’ over flat-rate expenses fiasco

Revenue has a difficult job to do, which it generally does well and without any need for interference. But this latest move is unfair, and the government’s hands are tied

Singled out for surprise scrutiny

Singled out for surprise scrutiny

Due diligence firms have targeted First Derivatives and Babcock in recent weeks, with perilous results for those companies’ share prices

DCC: Catch this horse before it bolts once more

DCC: Catch this horse before it bolts once more

The current drop in DCC’s share price gives investors a golden opportunity to back one of the best performers of the past two decades

The Tax Take: After all the Brexit bluster, still the same old sad song

The Tax Take: After all the Brexit bluster, still the same old sad song

Last week’s Brexit agreement gives some small grounds for optimism, but the overall outlook is still overwhelmingly bleak

Financial planning for women, at every stage of life

Financial planning for women, at every stage of life

From saving for your first house to planning for retirement, the best way to manage your finances as a working woman will evolve over time

The incorporation dilemma for small business

The incorporation dilemma for small business

There are, now more than ever, a number of areas where careful planning will notably reduce the tax liability of SMEs and their owners

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

Robo-advisers and deregulation can ease pension industry rip-off

It’s time to relax legislation to let fund-owners cut out layers of rapacious intermediaries and avail of low-cost online brokers

How to cut your household energy bills

How to cut your household energy bills

Winter is coming, so here are some handy tips to reduce how much you pay to heat your house

Thinking of setting up as a contractor?

Thinking of setting up as a contractor?

If you’re looking to get into a flexi-time, multi-project and very modern career, then Jimmy Sheehan has some advice for you

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

When it pays to top up after you get sliced down

A company’s share price can take a tumble through no fault of its own. Don’t panic: do your homework, and it might be an opportunity rather than a threat