Minutes from the committee’s April meeting show all members voted to maintain base rate and quantitative easing.
Business secretary Vince Cable has written to the chairmen of FTSE 100 companies’ remuneration committees to issue a warning that the Government will intervene unless they do more to curb executives’ soaring pay increases.
Only Friends Life has confirmed it will reduce all member charges to active rate ahead of active member discount ban.
Results of guidance pilot will feed into the FCA’s consultation on retirement guidance.
Huge discrepancies highlight the “utterly confusing world which consumers have been ushered into”.
This could end up as a judicial review as some major players seek to protect their status
Regulators and politicians trying to play to consumer interests just end up making access to financial services worse
New Class 3A National Insurance contributions appear to be odds with Government’s annuities claims.
It would be unreasonable and counter-productive to prevent pension companies from speaking to savers.
The service won’t be free, may not be impartial, probably won’t be face-to-face and definitely won’t be advice.
Providers may be forced to run group sessions to keep costs down, say experts.
Lib Dem Conference 2013
The party met in Glasgow for their annual conference to flesh out manifesto ideas.
Labour Conference 2013
The Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts changes to pensioner taxation in the next 15 years.
Conservative Party Conference 2013
MPs want firms to argue the case about which decisions governing financial services should be made in the UK.
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Treasury says it has “mechanisms” in place to smooth the ending of the mortgage guarantee scheme, but doesn’t know what these are
Cazalet Consulting chief executive Ned Cazalet examines how the financial services landscape has been changed in the wake of the Budget.
Did Osborne miss a trick on failing to bring in a new stamp duty tax band at 2 per cent?
The Care Bill is reaching its final stages but the Government is still resisting making it mandatory for self-funders to be referred to professional financial advisers to review their options.