Simon Collins: Advisers can’t ignore FCA on incentives

The fallout from the financial crisis made it clear there were significant issues with culture and business practices across the industry. Much work has been done since then to improve standards and rebuild trust in financial services but there is still more to do. The increased interest in institutions’ pay and remuneration packages confirms this. […]


Tony Byrne: Osborne’s absurd ‘Alice in Wonderland’ B2L tax grab

Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of swingeing tax increases targeted to hit individual buy-to-let investors in his summer Budget last year. The measures are complex, harsh and highly discriminatory against private landlords. In fact, they are so financially absurd they have been described as the “Alice In Wonderland tax grab”. The four key changes […]

Industry pays tribute to Parmenion founder Richard Mein

The investment industry has been shocked by the death of Parmenion founder Richard Mein who they say brought “magic” to running a platform business. Mein has died aged 52 following a five-month battle with cancer. He launched the Parmenion business in 2007, having previously worked at Rowan & Co Capital Management as head of operations. […]

CGT entrepreneurs' relief

Entrepreneurs’ relief is due, subject to meeting certain conditions, in respect of capital gains arising on ‘material disposals of business assets’. These ‘business assets’ include: Read more


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