To fee or not to fee?: The Wells Street Journal

A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services from Money Marketing’s diary page Green with envy While scouring through the MPs’ Register of Interests last week, one WSJ correspondent took to reading the fine print of Treasury committee member John Mann’s file. Among the list of international trips undertaken by […]

business property relief

Tony Wickenden: Clarity on life assurance policies for non-doms

Long-awaited guidance clears up confusion around the IHT position of policies issued under seal Life assurance protection is an often overlooked estate planning tool. For UK-domiciled individuals, effecting a policy subject to a trust can deliver a neat, effective way of sorting inheritance tax liability that cannot be diminished through other planning. It can also […]

recession noise

Pension provider told to take down ‘threatening’ advert

Workplace provider Smart Pension has been told not to publish an advertisement again after a complaint to the marketing standards watchdog over its “threatening” tone. In November last year, Smart Pension sent a letter to business owners, stating that “failing to set up your workplace pension now could soon blow a serious hole in company […]


FOS should increase compensation limit, LEBC says

National IFA LEBC has come out in favour of the FCA’s plans to extend the maximum compensation amount the Financial Ombudsman Service can require firms to pay. The regulator said yesterday that the cap should increase from £150,000 to £350,000. Adviser and wealth manager trade body Pimfa criticised the proposals, arguing they could drive advisers out of […]