Lesley Titcombe

Pensions Regulator whistleblowing surges by a third

The number of whistleblowing reports sent to The Pensions Regulator has soared by almost a third. A Freedom of Information request submitted by law firm Clyde & Co reveals TPR received 2,545 reports in 2015/16, up 29 per cent from 1,968 in 2014/15. Last month new data showed the number of escalating penalty notices issued […]


Steve Webb: Tackling longevity in a post freedoms world

In days gone by, the one thing most people did not have to worry about when it came to pension planning was how long they might live. If you were a member of a defined benefit scheme, then the pension lasted as long as you did. If you had a defined contribution pot, then you […]

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One in three advisers carry out insistent client transfers

Nearly one in three (29 per cent) advisers will advise and transact defined benefit to defined contribution transfers for insistent clients, FCA data has revealed. In addition, nearly half (47 per cent) will advise and transact safeguarded benefits work even against their recommendation. An FCA survey of around 200 advisers conducted to inform the financial […]

Mark Devlin: Getting ready for the residence nil rate band

Fred and Daphne, aged 70, are comfortably retired and have £20,000 of excess pension income building up in their bank account. They also own a house worth £850,000 and have £75,000 in their bank accounts. As they have been building up excess income, last year they jointly placed £300,000 of their accumulated wealth into a […]

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Let’s talk about sex (equality)

Tracey Dickson – Marketing Consultant It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the UK, and we’ve seen a lot of stories in the press recently about this triumph and the ongoing campaign for equality for women – both in wider society and in the workplace. Today something else in the […]


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