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Torn apart: Has Ros Altmann ripped up Steve Webb’s pensions legacy?

Pensions minister Baroness Ros Altmann has torn apart two key pillars of her predecessor’s reform agenda, raising serious questions about the time wasted by both Steve Webb and Government officials developing the policies. Last week, Altmann announced the implementation of both pot follows member – a reform designed to prevent vast numbers of stranded pension pots […]

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MPs to probe ‘moving goalposts’ of state pension reform

The Work and Pensions committee is to follow its investigation of the retirement freedoms with a new inquiry into the state pension reforms. The committee says it is worried those close to retirement in particular may not understand the new system, having done most of their planning under the previous rules. It also raises concerns […]

Piling in: Advisers must adapt as investors switch to cash and property

Advisers are being urged to review their business models following new evidence that investors are moving away from traditional assets and piling into property and cash. Data compiled by EY shows that cash deposits saw a 17 per cent compound annual growth rate in new business flows between 2010 and 2014. In 2010, new business […]

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