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Barclays replaces remuneration chief after bonus pool fallout

15 April 2014 9:01 am | By Devraj Ray

Sir John Sunderland is to be replaced by Crawford Gillies.

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PwC warns of pensions advice 'black hole' in wake of Budget reforms

14 April 2014 9:38 am | By Michael Glenister

Research suggests although many will want advice on accessing their pension, pot sizes will not justify cost of advice.

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Osborne tax avoidance crackdown set to face MP scrutiny

14 April 2014 9:01 am | By Michael Glenister

Treasury select committee to collect evidence on whether plans to clamp down on tax avoidance affect civil liberties.

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Govt slashes auto-enrolment opt-out estimate to 15%

11 April 2014 2:21 pm | By Tom Selby

Revision follows positive early signs among employees of large companies.

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Opinion

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How state pension top-ups compare with buying an annuity

11 April 2014

New Class 3A National Insurance contributions appear to be odds with Government’s annuities claims.

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Should pension providers stop talking to their customers?

11 April 2014 | By Tom Selby

It would be unreasonable and counter-productive to prevent pension companies from speaking to savers.

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Are George Osborne's guidance plans unravelling?

10 April 2014 | By Paul McMillan

The service won’t be free, may not be impartial, probably won’t be face-to-face and definitely won’t be advice.

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Keith Richards: What Budget guidance could look like

9 April 2014

A small percentage of the FCA’s annual fines could pay for dedicated, specialist and professional advice for everyone at the point of retirement

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Robert Reid: A month of reckoning for pension providers

4 April 2014

Budget pension changes, charge cap and the closed book review all add up to a month to forget for providers.

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Phil Loney: Steve Webb's pension charge cap is bad economics

3 April 2014

We have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of pensions policy in recent weeks.

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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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Analysis

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Ned Cazalet: ‘We are on the threshold of a torrent of product development’

27 March 2014

Cazalet Consulting chief executive Ned Cazalet examines how the financial services landscape has been changed in the wake of the Budget.

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The stamp duty reform that got away

27 March 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Did Osborne miss a trick on failing to bring in a new stamp duty tax band at 2 per cent?

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Care funding needs financial advice

20 February 2014

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.

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Moving forward: Carney guidance shouldn't put clients off fixing

20 February 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers believe now is still the time to fix despite Bank assurances on base rate.

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