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Savers divided over advice long-stop

Consumers remain divided on the introduction of a long-stop to limit liabilities for advisers, according to research from LV=. In a survey of 836 people in December, the provider found 40 per cent of pension holders over 55 would describe the measure as unfair. By contrast, 31 per cent said such a measure would be […]

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Is the market being skewed by conflicts of interests on fund ratings?

A landmark report has called into question the business models of UK fund ratings agencies amid concerns of inherent conflicts of interest. The report, compiled by Fundscape and consultancy Gbi2, shows gatekeepers demonstrate a wide disparity in the quality of their research. It says some lack fundamental data, especially around stress testing and details of […]

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Govt urged to slash earnings threshold in radical auto-enrol expansion

The Government is under pressure to cut the minimum qualifying earnings level for automatic enrolment in half as part of a radical expansion of the flagship reforms. Addressing MPs as part of a hearing on auto-enrolment this morning, Association of Consulting Actuaries chairman David Fairs said policymakers need to revisit existing limits to bring people […]

Parental leave and pensions

Fiona Hanrahan  – Senior Product Insight and Technical Support Analyst We are often asked how parental leave impacts workplace pension schemes in terms of funding in general, auto enrolment and salary exchange. This article will explain each of these. How does parental leave impact the funding of workplace pension schemes? A member of a defined […]

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