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MPs warn on Lifetime Isa threat to auto-enrolment

Employees who have been automatically enrolled should be warned away from the Government’s new Lifetime Isa, according to a committee of MPs. In its report on automatic enrolment, the Work and Pensions Committee says the Government should conduct urgent research on the implications of the Lifetime Isa, launched by the Chancellor in the Budget. The […]

Directors, limited liability partners and auto-enrolment

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst 6 April 2016 brought in changes to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain exactly what’s changed. Before 6 April 2016… Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees were exempt from the employer […]

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MAS to do yet more gap filling research ahead of break-up

The Money Advice Service has outlined how it intends to work with Government and the regulator to tackle guidance gaps once it is split into two separate bodies in 2018. According to its 2016/17 business plan, the MAS, the Treasury and the FCA are to research what the MAS provided through its channels – including […]

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Hargreaves’ Vantage flows drop 16% on Brexit fears

Hargreaves Lansdown’s Vantage platform saw net inflows fall 16 per cent in the first four months of the year as investor concerns around Brexit and global market uncertainty grow. In its trading update for first four months of 2016, the UK broker saw inflows falling to £2.3bn within its execution-only platform compared to £2.8bn in the […]

William Littlewood “betting that QE won’t work”

Journalist Alexis Xydias interviews Artemis manager William Littlewood about his views on bond, equity and currency markets and the impact of a Greek exit from the EU. With bond yields at “ludicrous” levels, William believes a tipping point for bond markets is sure to come. As a result, his Strategic Assets Fund holds government bond shorts to the tune of 100 per […]

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