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HM Revenue and Customs is investigating the tax affairs of 129 footballers as part of a crackdown on tax avoidance, The Mirror reports. The papers says that in total the players put £250m into the alleged tax avoidance scheme after consulting financial advisers Kingsbridge Financial, which went into liquidation in 2015. The scheme Kingsbridge recommended […]

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Bristol IFA sells firm as staff set to share in profits

Ovation Finance founder Chris Budd has sold his firm, opting for a model that allows staff to control the business without owning shares. Shares in the company are being sold to an employee ownership trust. As Budd explains in an Adviser Lounge article, the trust doesn’t currently have any money because it is newly established […]

Emma Thomson: Use client stories to promote protection

Seven Families showed that the stories behind the claims statistics can help promote a greater understanding of protection. It’s that time of year when insurers publish their claims statistics, giving confidence that most claims are indeed paid. This openness has created confidence in our industry and, while not all insurers have released their data yet, […]

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Alistair Cunningham: Where are all the good conferences and events?

Good events are becoming increasingly hard to find. There are several reasons for this, and the prospects of the situation improving in the near-term look bleak. Technical sessions from providers have been drying up – I assume for fear of being deemed to break FCA inducement rules. I fondly remember the pensions education sessions with […]

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