Pensions, savings and investments

News that the UK consumer price index rate of inflation made a surprise jump to 3.7 per cent last month will add to the discomfort of the nation’s savers.

Contributions to personal pension funds dropped significantly during the recession.

The government has announced that the emergency Budget will be delivered on Tuesday 22 June.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that the emergency Budget will be delivered on Tuesday 22 June 2010.

Plans by the new government to increase capital gains tax in certain instances so that it more closely matches income tax have raised concerns among investor groups.

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