Apfa: Financial regulation is in need of reform

There are three crucial questions that will determine the effect of Brexit on advisers. Firstly, to what extent will the UK seek to apply the single market? Our surveys have found one in three advisers have at least one client outside the UK in the EU. In the event advisers must have a local licence […]

Tom Kean: Prepare yourselves for the final salary time bomb

Like most overly-opinionated people, there are times when my indignation is at risk of getting the better of me, so I must really try harder and not jump to such hasty conclusions. There is also a danger of being slightly negative about things when we should be striving to be positive at times like this. […]


Alarm raised over ‘exploited’ capital gains tax

The National Audit Office is flagging up “exploited” capital gains tax that is set to cost the Treasury £18bn a year in 2015/16. The NAO’s latest report says that HM Revenue & Customs does not monitor tax relief proportionately. It says: “Given the scale of principal private residence relief, complexity of the rules and lack […]


Claire Trott: Brexit shouldn’t mean pension policy U-turns

There has been a lot of talk since the referendum around the changes that might come about due to the need for the country to raise cash. We now have a new Prime Minister and a new Chancellor, both of whom could influence a complete or partial change of policy with regards to our pensions regime. However, apart from […]


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