There has been a strong trend in US firms making foreign acquisitions in order to relocate their tax domicile to a friendlier lower-tax jurisdiction
I am increasingly feeling like the boy in Hans Christian Andersen’s Emperor’s New Clothes.
Some investors are turning to discount retailers as the UK’s major supermarket players face up to a tougher environment on the high street
Autumn is often a time for stockmarkets to exhibit seasonal weakness
Next April will bring significant change to the whole of retirement planning.
The deafening silence from the so-called experts at the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the potential for over-55s to use their pensions to avoid tax raises some big questions about the organisation.
Investors no longer have to choose between dividends from Western companies or exciting growth potential from emerging markets.
Discussions about Apfa have reached boiling point.
Regulation 14ZB of the Taxation of Pensions Bill could unhinge Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget retirement revolution.
Direct, digital and data are the three words at the forefront of chief executives’ minds.
Advisers need to rebuild trust to counter the “car crash” of low guidance take-up.
The Platforum runs the rule over the ATS platform.
George Osborne has made errors on guidance, using pension freedoms and the abolition of the death tax.
Many who advise on, design or promote schemes aimed at reducing IHT will understandably be concerned about the potential breadth of new Dotas rules.
When the Chancellor announced the end of the “death tax”, he probably did not realise what a boost he was giving to advisers.
The 2015 changes in UK pension rules will transform retirement planning.
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“If it looks and feels like advice, it probably is advice.” So said FCA technical specialist Rory Percival back in April 2013.
Many years ago, so many years that I am embarrassed to say, I rang a Scottish Amicable marketing director for my weekly chat.
Attitude to risk questionnaires do not help clients understand the consequences of a loss.
Location features for loyalty plans and personal financial management services point to the next generation of tech development.
Soft skills and scrutiny are key to the delivery of guidance.
Geopolitical risks may upset the applecart but the focus in the short term is on interest rates.
HMRC is at pains to state that straightforward abuse of the existing generous IHT reliefs and exemptions would not be disclosable.