Friday Briefing: All things to all people

Friday Briefing

James Baxter-Derrington
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It’s not generally considered a worthwhile endeavour to attempt to be all things to all people, but when Chancellor Jeremy Hunt confirmed the GB ISA on Wednesday, the all-encompassing wishlist began to roll into our inboxes.

As soon as the additional £5,000 allowance was revealed, requests arrived for investment trusts, OEICs, LTAFs, shares, credit, small cap, large cap, mid-cap, micro-cap and pretty much anything else you could name to be included and encouraged in the GB ISA. Friday Briefing: Budget Day looms Interestingly, we even saw people begin to argue for exclusions, with some suggesting FTSE 100 companies should be excluded because, essentially, they're not British enough to deserve inclusion. Aside from whether it's going to achieve anything (I'll not retread old ground - my opinion on the ‘l...

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