The Conservatives have secured the 326 seats needed to form a majority government following a stunning election night which saw Labour hammered in Scotland by the SNP. The Tories are forecast to win a total of 331 seats, compared to just 232 for Labour. In Scotland the SNP won 56 of 59 seats, reducing Labour’s […]
An investigation into expanding the remit of Government-backed guidance service Pension Wise to all working people has cast further doubt over the future of the Money Advice Service. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed this week that Ros Altmann, the Government’s older workers’ tsar, would be made a peer and handed the role of minister responsible […]
Advisers and planners do not need to be reminded to fulfil CPD requirements if they wish to retain their Statement of Professional Standing. Making sure an effective training and competence plan is in place is a key part of successful business practice. But what about paraplanners? How many firms include paraplanners and support staff in […]
Ros Altmann is to be made a peer and appointed as a minister responsible for financial consumer protection and education, if the Conservatives are in government after the election. Altmann’s first task will be to lead a review of the pension reforms, including the future of the Money Advice Service and whether a charge cap […]
After a year of correctly anticipating bund yields (negative) and defaults (Abengoa), James Foster looks forward to a rise in interest rates in 2016.
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