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Labour fills vacant shadow pensions minister post

Labour has appointed Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham as its new shadow pensions minister. Cunningham was shadow minister for environment, food and rural affairs from September 2015 to June 2016, and has been an MP since 2010. Cunningham resigned his ministerial post in June over the party leadership’s failure to present the “strongest case possible” […]

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‘More work needed’ on tackling pension income for women

A government-commissioned review of the state pension age has asked for more information on how to make sure any changes to entitlements take women’s lower pension incomes into account. Former Confederation of British Industry director general John Cridland was asked by the government to lead a review of the state pension age in March. In […]

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The FCA is listening: Advisers challenge Mifid II plans to record client calls

The advice sector is pushing back against the FCA’s plans to require advisers to record telephone calls amid cost concerns and fears clients could withhold information. In a Mifid II consultation paper published last week, the regulator proposes extending the recording requirement to all “Article 3” firms, which includes advice firms and corporate finance boutiques. The […]

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Where can investors find income in a changing world?

Why taking a global approach not only diversifies risk but also allows investors to access a far wider choice of yields. The diversification benefits of investing globally are well known. But as this short animation explains, taking a global approach can also help investors seeking income. By combining exposure to both bonds and equities spread across a […]

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