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Gregg McClymont: Will the UK ever be a nation of investors?

Turning a nation of savers into a nation of investors: surely this is the objective of pensions freedoms. A shift away from the insurance-linked guarantee of annuities; a rejection of cash in the bank. Instead, an army of pensioners invested in equities, fixed income and alternatives all the way through retirement. Income drawdown in action. […]

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Ros Altmann: My priorities for 2017 auto-enrol review

      Through automatic enrolment we are now helping millions of people, many for the first time, to save for their retirement. The programme has been a great success to date and we remain on track to complete the gradual roll-out of auto-enrolment by 2018.  By then, around 9 million people are expected to […]

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FCA boosts call centre staff after missing response target

The FCA missed its own targets to respond to emails and letters from firms and will employ a part-time telephone team to help with demand. The FCA today published its service standards report for the period April 2015 to March 2016 that rates the regulator’s performance on areas including authorisations, communication and complaints. The regulator […]

Who pays inheritance tax and how to declare it

By Kim Jarvis, Canada Life In this article we look at which forms personal representatives (PRs) need to complete and who actually pays inheritance tax (IHT).  To recap, under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), currently £325,000, is taxed at zero. Anything in excess of the NRB […]

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