The Labour Party is asking its workers to accept a 25 per cent cut in pension payouts and work until 65 instead of 60. Unions representing 200 Labour staff have reacted angrily to the cuts, which the party hopes will help to reduce its 27m debt.
Bill Mott has returned to day-to-day fund management alongside former Credit Suisse colleagues Ian Chimes and Graham Fuller.
IFAs with expatriate clients could get caught out if they rely on HM Revenue & Customs’ list of qualifying overseas schemes to decide where to transfer pension funds.HMRC publishes a monthly list of “qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes” that have consented to having their details published for UK scheme administrators wanting to move clients’ pension […]
Trigold has added a feature to its link with online credit information service Equifax allowing it to prepopulate data from the sourcing system into clients’ credit report applications.
HBOS’s retention policy has been hit by a double-barrelled assault after the FSA confirmed it will probe the payment of proc fees while Nationwide slammed the scheme.The FSA will investigate whether brokers are correctly conducting the fact-find when they are paid a proc fee on retention business. It will form part of the retail distribution […]
Following George Osborne’s delivery of his sixth Budget as chancellor and the last of this current parliament, we have provided a brief overview of the initiatives put forward in his statement, focusing on the topics that have an impact upon the pensions landscape, savings, personal taxation and businesses.
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