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.
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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 […]
Bruce LoveGooding: 'Women tend to take a more holistic approach to building relationships with clients and providing advice. A lot of research has shown that they are naturally better listeners and provide more considered opinion' Belcher: 'It is difficult to gain the kind of exposure I have had since winning the award. To be able […]
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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