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Financial adviser jailed for 6 years over film scheme tax fraud

A former financial adviser has been jailed for six years for his part in a film scheme tax fraud. Neil Williams-Denton devised tax avoidance schemes based on tax breaks given to investment in the film industry, reports City AM. He attempted to defraud HMRC of £2.2m. Williams-Denton, a former Greystone Financial Services director, was jailed […]

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Billy Burrows: Delivering drawdown to the mass market

Ever since the pension freedoms were announced I have been asking the following question: what does drawdown for the mass-market look like? The answer to this question lies in tackling two important issues: who is drawdown most suitable for and which products are most suitable? Traditionally, drawdown has been regarded as an option only suitable […]

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SLI move signals beginning of the end as trail runs dry

Advisers still reliant on trail commission should prepare for the tap to be finally turned off by fund groups, say investment experts. It is thought the “writing is on the wall” for around £30bn of off-platform trail paying assets and advisers are being warned to adapt their business models accordingly. Last week Money Marketing revealed […]

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Govt comes clean on Pension Wise performance

Pension Wise guidance appointments are costing almost £500 each, Government data reveals. The figure comes to light after policymakers bowed to pressure from politicians and the industry to boost transparency around the industry-funded guidance service. The Government has faced criticism from across the sector for failing to produce data on Pension Wise, which is paid […]

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Signs of an M&A Boom?

Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune After a quiet year for M&A in 2016, UK equities have been bolstered by increased deal activity year-to-date. Neptune’s Mark Martin explains why he believes M&A could continue to drive the outperformance of small and mid-caps in the coming months. Read article here:   Important information Investment risks Neptune […]

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