Standard & Poor’s has downgraded Legal & General, claiming that the firm’s focus on the UK makes it more vulnerable to elevated industry and economic risks in the life sector.
The Conservative party has conceded that the creation of a Consumer Protection Agency could increase the cost of regulation.
European and economic chiefs are in the midst of debating what to do to prevent Greece’s debt problems spiralling through the eurozone.
Aifa chairman and Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal John Gummer has repaid £29,398 in expenses deemed excessive by Sir Thomas Legg’s review. Gummer claimed for gardening, lawnmower servic- ing and cleaning, which were retrospectively classified as excessive in Sir Legg’s review of MPs’ expenses. Gummer came fifth on the list of MPs with the biggest […]
Sixth part of our serialisation of the Taxbriefs book Business of Advice. In this extract author David Shelton explains the need for a ’joined up’ business process.
By Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities at Neptune Investment Management Recent UK GDP figures indicated that the economy is in good health, with a 0.5% rise in GDP in the final quarter of 2015. Whilst the GDP growth rate fell from 2.9% in 2014 to 2.2% in 2015 as a whole, this expansion – […]
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has declared self-invested personal pension operators Stadia Trustees, Brooklands Trustees and Montpelier Pension Administration Services in default. The lifeboat fund has received around 150 claims for compensation relating to the three businesses. Those claims relate to how the businesses set up, operated and administered Sipps through which people invested in […]
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed it will not change the pensions triple lock and will explore bolstering the powers of The Pensions Regulator in the forthcoming legislative period. The DWP published its “single departmental plan” yesterday, which sets out five objectives it is working towards over the next four years. It has […]
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