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Does pension tax relief U-turn pave the way for salary sacrifice reform?

Abandoned plans for reforming pension tax relief could push the Chancellor towards cracking down on salary sacrifice in tomorrow’s Budget. At the last Budget, in July 2015, the Government said it would “actively monitor” the growth of schemes, which allow firms and employees to reduce their National Insurance bills, as the “cost to the taxpayer […]

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Lee Robertson: MAS should have been reformed, not abolished

Last week’s Budget contained some big news for advisers, not least the announcement of the demise of the Money Advice Service. After six controversy-filled but rather self-congratulatory years it appears MAS is to be retired by the Chancellor. Those six years have seen runaway spending of over a third of a billion pounds, which beggars […]

Burnett: what needs to happen for value to start performing again?

Value stocks have significantly underperformed growth stocks in Europe in the past decade. However, Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, believes we are now approaching an inflection point. Watch the video below to find out more. In the video, Rob discusses: How low inflation and loose monetary policy since the global financial […]

2016 Global Survey of Individual Investors: How is investor behaviour rewriting the job description for financial professionals?

Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]

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