Gordon Brown ended his tenure as Chancellor with a grandstanding performance at his final Budget speech last March. He finished by saying that the basic rate of income tax would be cut “from 22p down to 20p”.
Sifa managing director Ian Muirhead is calling on the FSA to consider the Legal Services Act 2007 and its implications for advisers as part of the retail distribution review.Under the act, which is set to come into force in 2012-13, solicitors will be able to form alternative business structures combining other professions such as IFAs […]
By Chris Taylor, Manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economy: after a harsh winter that slowed activity in the economy, the main event of the first half of the year has been the debate over what impact the 1 April VAT hike from five to eight per cent would have; we are […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]