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Steve Webb: Guidance levy will be 'modest'

2 September 2014 3:21 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions minister says extra income from auto-enrolment will offset the cost of paying for the guidance guarantee.

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Brown: Refusing UK debt would make Scotland ‘international outcast’

2 September 2014 1:55 pm | By Pamela Morris

Defaulting on its share of UK debt would result in “dire consequences” for a country that is reliant on international trade, says former PM Gordon Brown.

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MRM makes FCA hire to launch public affairs division

2 September 2014 11:55 am | By Tessa Norman

Financial services PR consultancy to launch public affairs services. 

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Webb hints at provider reprieve over 'huge' exit penalties

1 September 2014 4:24 pm | By Steve Tolley

Webb says Government is talking to industry to deal with exit charges undermining pension flexibility.

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The Very Reverend Revenue

26 August 2014

Booking Westminster Abbey for a morale boosting staff meeting seems fitting for an increasingly powerful taxman.

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Nic Cicutti: L&G exit shows ABI cracks can't be papered over

21 August 2014

No wonder some members are asking what’s the point of staying in the trade body.

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MM leader: Who is meeting who in the corridors of power

21 August 2014

Recorded meetings are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what actually goes on between the Government, the regulator, and firms.

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David Thompson: How platforms can boost advice post-Budget

12 August 2014

Adviser disquiet about picking up a substantial part of the cost of the proposed guidance service is understandable.

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Malcolm McLean: Pensions under Scottish independence

11 August 2014

With the Scottish referendum looming, perhaps certain areas of the pension industry ought to be more advanced by now, in case of a yes vote.

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Nick Bamford: Why Osborne’s guidance is an expensive waste of space

7 August 2014

Most savers don’t need the complex and expensive guidance service being proposed by the Government.

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Budget 2014

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Providers face huge financial hit from pensions guidance

31 March 2014 10:40 am | By Tessa Norman

Providers may be forced to run group sessions to keep costs down, say experts. 

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Lib Dem Conference 2013

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Lib Dem conference: What did it all mean for advisers?

18 September 2013 2:51 pm | By Samuel Dale

The party met in Glasgow for their annual conference to flesh out manifesto ideas.

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Labour Conference 2013

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IFS: Millions more to drift into 40p income tax band by 2030

25 September 2013 10:19 am | By Samuel Dale

The Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts changes to pensioner taxation in the next 15 years.

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Conservative Party Conference 2013

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Senior Tories ask which Euro powers should return to UK

2 October 2013 12:01 pm | By Samuel Dale

MPs want firms to argue the case about which decisions governing financial services should be made in the UK.

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Lack of direction: Govt's guidance on long-term care advice falls short

11 July 2014 | By Steve Tolley

Advisers and providers believe the Government’s long-term care guidelines are too broad and don’t do enough to aid self-funders.

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Lenders under fire over remortgage approvals

11 August 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers expect to see an autumn upturn in remortgage approvals but urge lenders and borrowers to assess the situation now.

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Do Budget pension reforms help or hinder older borrowers?

1 July 2014 | Updated: 4 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

What options are there for older borrowers in light of the Budget changes?

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Brokers attack armed forces Help to Buy rules

26 June 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Armed forces personnel using the Forces Help to Buy scheme are prevented from taking up the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee as it violates EU regulations

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