Crabb to meet Waspi campaigners

New Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Stephen Crabb is engaging in meetings with the Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaigners, and will sit down with a prominent Tory critic next week. Pensions minister Ros Altmann revealed the meetings at a Work and Pensions Committee hearing earlier today. Altmann said that Crabb has already […]

Treasury urged to rethink Lifetime Isa bonus rules

The Treasury is being urged to rethink the way it pays the Lifetime Isa Government bonus so investors do not miss out on valuable investment returns. The Lifetime Isa, unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne in the March Budget, will allow investors under 40 to save up to £4,000 a year and receive a 25 per […]

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Advisers to pay bulk of costs as FCA budget hits £519m

The FCA has set its budget for 2016/17 at £519.3m, with advisers paying a greater share towards the regulator’s costs than banks, insurers and fund managers. The FCA business plan and budget, published today, represents an 8 per cent increase on the £481.6m FCA costs for 2015/16. Of this, financial services firms will pay £469.8m […]


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