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DB transfers drive FSCS levies up again

Advice firms behind the British Steel pension saga have contributed to driving Financial Services Compensation Scheme bills upwards for the coming year. In a note this morning, the FSCS says it is having to levy £71m more than it forecast for 2018/19, including an extra £52m on life and pensions advisers. The lifeboat fund says […]

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Tony Wickenden: Do clients’ IHT set-ups pass new HMRC test?

Those that do not comply with the new requirements risk incurring substantial penalties When it comes to tax matters, you may not be surprised to learn I am especially interested in HM Revenue & Customs’ and the Treasury’s strategy to stamp out aggressive avoidance that defeats the intent of Parliament. A key part of that […]

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Editor’s note: Asset managers had it coming

After months of waiting, the FCA has finally called the asset management industry to order. Last week, it set out a number of new rules to combat what it sees as an uncompetitive sector underdelivering for consumers. The lukewarm orders disguise an inconvenient truth for fund managers: they have had it far too good for […]

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When will ESG take off with advisers?

The buzz around sustainable and ethical investing has been growing in recent years as more people become environmentally and socially aware. In response, asset managers such as Schroders, Investec and Aegon have all jumped on the bandwagon and are pushing a vast array of funds with an ethical dimension as the appetite for responsible investment […]

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Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]

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