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What’s in pensions minister Ros Altmann’s in-tray?

Increasing auto-enrolment contributions, reforming tax relief and extending new guidance service Pension Wise should be priorities for the new pensions minister, say industry experts. This week former Saga director general and older workers’ champion Ros Altmann was appointed pensions minister as part of the Government’s reshuffle. The pensions industry wasted no time in setting out […]

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Terence Dickens: The FCA’s rules on secret profits

It is not uncommon for accountants and advisers to benefit from commission or introducer payments where they make referrals to other service providers. Receipt of commission is, of course, prohibited where an adviser makes a personal recommendation in relation to an investment. However, where there is no personal recommendation, receipt of commission or fees to […]

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Margaret Hodge to step down from Public Accounts Committee chair

Margaret Hodge will not seek re-election as chair of the Public Accounts Committee, the MP has confirmed. Hodge has led the committee since 2010, becoming a vocal critic of both the government and HMRC, in particular in their handling of tax evasion and avoidance. A report from the Committee in March found that HMRC was fighting […]

Could Japan return to favour despite slow growth?

The ongoing economic reforms, continued loose monetary policy and a weak yen keep boosting earnings momentum across corporate Japan. The Japanese market gained further traction last week with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average closing above 20,000 for the first time in 15 years. Elsewhere the broader TOPIX index also surpassed its highest level since November […]

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