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Cameron: UK will not pay 'unacceptable' £1.7bn EU bill

24 October 2014 3:21 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted the UK will not pay the £1.7bn demanded by the European Union by next month.

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MPs press Treasury over £20bn pension tax loophole

24 October 2014 1:24 pm | By Samuel Dale

Corporate Adviser editor John Greenwood clashed with pensions minister Steve Webb.

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UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

24 October 2014 8:34 am | By Tessa Norman

UK told to make payment in weeks due to its better than expected economic performance. 

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ABI raises concerns over limited FCA guidance rules

24 October 2014 8:31 am | By Samuel Dale

Trade body says customers of retirement products should be asked the same questions and aware of the same risks.

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Opinion

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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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Money Advice Service

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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Nic Cicutti: Shocking guidance stats show how toxic advice has become

16 October 2014

Advisers need to rebuild trust to counter the “car crash” of low guidance take-up.

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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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Analysis

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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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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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