Pensions, savings and investments

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.

Final salary pension schemes registered a deficit last month after moving briefly into surplus in the previous month.

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has spelled out its policies in a number of areas.

The UK’s first full coalition government since the Second World War is set to introduce a series of new tax and business legislation.

With no party capable of commanding an overall majority in the House of Commons, here is a brief recapitulation of what each of the main parties has promised on business, tax and the economy.

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