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Apcims tells Government to stop blaming savers

The Association for Private Client Investment Managers is calling on the Government to stop blaming savers for not saving. Apcims wants the government
to make beneficial policy changes instead of pointing the finger. Apcims
chief executive Angela Knight says regulatory change should be minimised and the value of advice to be promoted in order to get people to save.

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