It is time for the Treasury to hand over pension tax reins The Department for Work and Pensions has just released its automatic enrolment review, which points to various factors it claims are indicative of the policy’s success. Between 2012 (when auto-enrolment started) and 2016, participation has increased among eligible employees from 55 to 78 […]
Michael Klimes looks at how viable partial transfers are and how IFAs approach them
House prices in London fell 0.5 per cent during 2017 – the first fall for eight years – according to the latest house price index from the Nationwide Building Society. Across the UK, house prices rose over the year, but by a modest 2.6 per cent, according to Nationwide. This compares with a rise in […]
In the second half of 2016, the improving global outlook saw investors finally pluck up the courage to buy value stocks. In the UK, this led to value companies outperforming growth companies by an impressive 13% over that period. In 2017, somewhat surprisingly, growth stocks staged a comeback: in the US, they have outperformed value […]
Jelf Employee Benefits has given its initial thoughts on the chancellor’s 2014 Autumn Statement. The company is seeking to isolate the sections of the speech (and the supporting document) that are relevant to the employee benefits debate. The first such area is pensions related.
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