Disillusioned advisers divided on general election hopes

Votes of financial advisers are up for grabs on 4 July

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Tired of the Tories but wary of Labour, financial advisers are weighing up manifesto promises that fall short of their wish lists on everything from regulation to tax cuts, writes Laura Miller. Sneaking ahead is the view that just perhaps, after 14 years, a change is due...

With an election looming on 4 July, the votes of financial advisers are up for grabs – as representatives of clients' best interests, taxpayers, navigators of financial services regulation, and, often, as owners of small businesses. Admittedly adviser preferences have typically coalesced around a Conservative government and there remains a steadfast sympathy among some for continued Tory rule. In a recent PA Asks poll, only 14% were confident a Labour government would improve the UK's financial situation, while 37% were not very confident. Almost half (49%) were not confident at all. ...

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