This weekend saw investment stories back on top, having increased from 22 per cent to account for 30 per cent for all personal finance coverage in the nationals, while tax articles dropped from 21 per cent down to 8 per cent and utilities from 5 per cent to just 1 per cent. Meanwhile, pension stories rose to 13 per cent from 10 per cent last week.
A story that caught our eye was Jo Thornhill’s article in the Mail on Sunday (@mailonline) which focused on the campaign to block the pensions assault on the 50-something women who will be penalised by the reforms to the state pension coming in.
Although savings stories fell from 18 per cent to 16 per cent a subject that was widely covered was the launch of Junior Isas. This scheme has generally been very well received – Holly Thomas (@holly_thomas_) at the Sunday Express covered the ins and outs of how they will work. However, Merryn Somerset Webb (@MerrynSW), FT Money highlighted concerns that investors should be first of all thinking about their own finances before their children. Still on the subject of children’s savings Leah Milner (@leahmilner) wrote in The Times about how to teach kids to be wise with money which should be coming from both home and school.
The most prominent investment story was on Invesco Perpetual’s Neil Woodford and his view that now is the time to buy UK equities. Kathryn Cooper in The Sunday Times (@thesundaytimes) is backing him all the way while Julian Knight (@ukmoneyguru) in the Independent also looked at his investment views.
And the rest of the scores on the board this week are as follows:
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