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Aegon is to buy L&G-owned platform Cofunds for £140m, becoming the biggest platform provider in the UK. Money Marketing first revealed Aegon had made a verbal agreement to acquire Cofunds in February. The deal, announced this morning in Aegon’s results, ends months of speculation and will create a platform with assets under administration of around […]

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Transgender pensions case moves to EU court

A transgender woman who was refused access to the state pension at the retirement age for women is having her case heard by EU judges. The UK Supreme Court has looked at case of 68-year-old MB, who transitioned from male to female, and blocked her entitlement to a pension at 60, the BBC reports. UK […]

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Ingenious hits back at ‘false’ HMRC claims in film partnership case

Film partnership firm Ingenious has hit back at HMRC for “deliberately confusing” the scheme with proven tax avoidance schemes. Ingenious chief executive Neil Forster has accused HMRC of making assertions that are “factually wrong” and for incorrectly linking it to tax avoidance scheme Icebreaker. The comments come after both HM Revenue and Customs and Ingenious film partnerships […]

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By Jennifer Gilchrist, Product Lead, Design Imagine the scene: in the build-up to the busiest time of year at Santa Corp. offices, Santa Claus has slipped on the ice and suffered a serious injury. He’s desperate to get back to work, but the orders from Doctor Elf are firm — no work for at least […]

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