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FCA: Get ready for tougher action on inducements

The FCA’s final guidance on inducements should be a “wake up call” to the industry and is a “second warning” to firms, says the regulator. FCA director of supervision Clive Adamson says firms can expect tough regulatory action if they fail to comply with the rules given they have now been “warned twice”. The FCA […]


Nic Cicutti: Hoban doth protest too much

Many years from now, long after Iain Duncan Smith is departed from his ministerial labours, what will the world say about him? Will he be lauded as the person who – virtually single-handedly – managed to reform the UK’s welfare system and make working for a living worthwhile again for hundreds of thousands of people previously […]


Renewable VCTs and EIS thrown into doubt

The Government will ban enterprise investment schemes and venture capital trusts from benefiting from renewable energy subsidies. Budget documents reveal the rules for the tax-efficient vehicles will be amended to exclude those benefiting from state subsidies for renewables, known as renewables obligation certificates.  Many renewables VCTs and EIS companies make a substantial proportion of their income […]

Scheme pays explained

By Fiona Hanrahan, senior product insight and technical support analyst We’ve received lots of queries on scheme pays and when it can be used. This article explains how it works and the conditions which apply. What is ‘scheme pays’? If an individual exceeds the annual allowance (AA) and an AA tax charge is due, they […]


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