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Steve Webb: is it time for the care pension?

Steve Webb, Director of Policy and External Communications Steve Webb offers a potential solution to the issue of funding long-term care, by asking whether it’s time for the ‘care pension’. The UK’s long-term care system has been steadily spiralling out of control. Around one in four of us is set to spend more than £20,000 […]

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FCA to consult on future of adviser register

The FCA is consulting on plans to retain a full public register of authorised advisers after concerns were raised that upcoming regulation could reduce the amount of information available to consumers. Under the Senior Managers Regime, which the FCA is planning to roll out to advisers later this year, the regulator would only approve senior […]

London-based DFM investigated by US authorities

London-based fund firm Beaufort Securities has been charged with money laundering and securities fraud by the US Department of Justice, the FCA has revealed. In a statement this afternoon, the FCA said that it had been cooperating with the US agency over its investigations into six separate individuals. The indictment from the DOJ alleges that […]

Compliance tip: Reducing Gabriel completion stress

The deadline is looming for many firms’ Gabriel reporting. Parts of the return are easier to fill in – training and competence, complaints, PI policy details, for example. But the accounting and capital adequacy sections need more preparation, as you will generally need to delve into management information or consult your accountant. A lot of […]

Healthcare regulation amalgamation predicted for Gulf states

While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.

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