James Hay puts SSAS business under review as chief retires

James Hay has put its SSAS business under review as head of SSAS administration Owen Dow steps down after 38 years with the business. Dow will retire at the end of this year. His position will not be filled and other members of the team will take over his responsibilities. The pensions administrator says: “As […]

James Jones-Tinsley: Govt Finance Act delay is unacceptable

The Finance Act 2015-16 commenced its passage through Parliament back in July, shortly after the summer Budget. It contains legislation underpinning the contents of that first Conservative only Budget for 19 years, following their unanticipated victory in May’s general election. From a pensions perspective, the Act includes the tapering of the annual allowance for those […]

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Apfa: FCA guidance playing catch up with policy change

One of the many consultations published by the FCA over the last few weeks has been the 139 page-long CP15/30, entitled “Pension reforms – proposed changes to our rules and guidance”. In it, the regulator outlines how it intends to amend the Handbook to ensure rules keep up with the way the market is responding […]


Ian McKenna: What must platforms do to survive?

So platforms are dead. Or are they? After 15 years of an almost unanimous view that platforms are the future, their obituaries have appeared overnight. The death of platforms is perhaps an exaggeration but they are in need of serious surgery. Most are in the intensive care unit and, indeed, some will not survive. It […]

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