ABI director general Mary Francis says she believes pensions commission chair Adair Turner will recommends the Government adopts compulsory pensions in the workplace. The pensions commission was established after a Government white paper on pension reform issued in 2002.
Monday morning finds me staring into a BBC camera with the words “financial expert” quite ludicrously tagged next to my name. The camera rolls and with that fake self-assurance I learnt from Carol Vorderman when she once recorded a show from my Islington bedroom (and that is absolutely true), I start my expert analysis of […]
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Standard Life has brought out the secured capital plan, a capital-protected Oeic established under the European Ucits III legislation. The fund is linked to the FTSE 100 index for a term of five years and 48 days and will replace Standard Life's range of guaranteed bonds. The fund resembles guaranteed equity bonds in that it […]
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On Friday, the Department for Work and Pensions published its guidance for employers on using the new Fit for Work (FfW) service to help ill employees return to the workplace. It also includes more details on the tax exemption for medical interventions that commenced on 1 January 2015.
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