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Pearl Assurance snubs Cat standard

Pearl Assurance is snubbing the Government&#39s Cat standard Isa plans because restriction on charges prevent it from factoring in the cost of advice.


It does not plan to offer a cash Isa when its launches its mini and maxi savings products in April.


It will offer an equity Isa called the Isa share account and a life Isa called the Isa bonus account.

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Case study: administration — implementing a management log

Our client is a leading video game and publishing company best known for its console role-playing game franchises. The client provides a number of benefits, at varying levels and cost that attract a P11d liability. With the absence of a management log to track data for benefit movements, enormous administrative and therefore cost implications were occurring each year just to comply with P11d reporting requirements.

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