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IFS gets a rebrand

The Institute of Financial Services has been rebranded as the ifs School of Finance.
The institute says it has chosen the new name as it is more representative of its work developing financial education provision for both the industry and consumers.
It says the rebrand is part of its ambition to gain degree-awarding powers in the future.
Chief executive Gavin Shreeve says: This is an exciting milestone in the ongoing development of the ifs as a fully fledged educational body dedicated to financial learning. Indeed, we are now uniquely placed in the educational sector to continue to build a specialist offering that spans financial education from GCSE level through to taught Masters.


Lump light

But the report, which is the committee’s response to the Government White Paper on pension proposals, has caused outrage by recommending a review of the tax-free lump sum, which many see as one of the key reasons why people save in pensions. It also recommends a review of higher-rate tax relief.

Pos Sol announces 70 per cent increase in profit

Positive Solutions has announced a 70 per cent increase in operating profit, from 3.6m to 6.1m, for the six months to 30 June 2006.The firm says it is on track for turnover to exceed 100m this year for the first time after turnover reached 48m for the first six moths of the year.Pos Sol announced […]

A new age of provision

Later this year, the Government will enact new legislation to end age discrimination in the workplace.

Hutton dressed as lamb

By the time you read this column, the public administration select committee will have published its report into the Government’s refusal to offer proper compensation to125,000 people who have lost most of their pensions following the wind-up of their occupational schemes.


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