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Treasury eyes LTV cap on buy-to-let mortgages

30 October 2014 5:11 pm | By Samuel Dale

Treasury says it wants to build an “in-depth evidence base” on buy-to-let.

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TSC still has 'concerns' over FCA overcharging advice fee block

30 October 2014 11:45 am | By Samuel Dale

FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones says there will always be “winners and losers” to fee changes.

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Harsh fines and DB transfer confusion could hit Budget pension freedoms

30 October 2014 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Stringent new rules for savers flexibly accessing their pensions are the latest grit in the oyster of the Budget reforms.

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TSC slams FSA for Co-op failings but clears Treasury

30 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The TSC says there is no evidence the Treasury interfered in the sale of Lloyds Banking Group branches.

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Opinion

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MM leader: Pension 'freedoms' aren't so free

30 October 2014

The Government is hoping the voting public does not cotton on to the complexity contained within the small print of the Budget

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Billy Burrows: Politicians risk peddling toxic annuity myths

24 October 2014

There are some serious issues involving annuities at the moment and they deserve serious discussion.

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MM leader: The MAS and its catalogue of failings

23 October 2014

The Treasury is full of praise for the organisations it has chosen to deliver the guidance guarantee - with one notable omission.

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Nic Cicutti: Time for new adviser tactics after Treasury MAS snub

23 October 2014

Osborne has made things worse with his vague promises of guidance to support the pension reforms next year

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Harry Katz: Pension freedoms aren't all they're cracked up to be

21 October 2014

I am increasingly feeling like the boy in Hans Christian Andersen’s Emperor’s New Clothes.

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Why Osborne's Taxation of Pensions Bill is unworkable

16 October 2014 | By Tom Selby

Regulation 14ZB of the Taxation of Pensions Bill could unhinge Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget retirement revolution.

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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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Is it time for major reform to how we tax property?

23 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Political parties are considering big reforms of stamp duty and wealth taxes.

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Why did the Scottish No campaign not talk about mortgage uncertainty?

18 September 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers argue that the uncertainty around a currency split and mortgage lending should have been a main feature of the No campaign

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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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Danby Bloch: The mansion tax effect on financial planning

30 October 2014

The mansion tax seems to help the many and hurt the few, which is electorally almost irresistible

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