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Personal finance needs more time in classroom

Van den Hende says pfeg is already working to integrate personal finance education within the teaching of maths through a project funded by the DfES. As a pilot scheme, it will run within five UK schools and will provide a framework to potentially roll-out amongst all schools.
She says: “Over the next few months pfeg are hosting a series of events across the UK to urge more schools to recognise the importance of teaching money skills, and will offer teachers guidance on the best methods for teaching this.
“Financial secretary to the Treasury Ruth Kelly will be outlining her views to the North West of England, including those in her Bolton constituency, of how the government will be working closely with pfeg in the future, particularly to assess if any further support is needed to ensure that children engage fully with their Child Trust Funds.”


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Regulation to make it easier for employers to offer pensions advice

The Treasury&#39s two-year review of the Financial Services and Markets Act recommends changes to regulation that will provider greater certainty about the regulatory position of financial advice provided by advice centres, make it easier for employers to provide advice and information to employees on pensions and recie the regulation of occupational pension fund trustees when […]

Suits you, settlor

This week, I will continue my deliberations on the proposals for the reform of the taxation of trusts. During Technical Connection&#39s many years in business, we have made trusts something of a speciality. If we were to open a retail store, the name Trusts-R-Us springs to mind, subject to ensuring that we were not exposed […]


Guide: reporting to the Pensions Regulator — what and when?

Johnson Fleming has published a step-by-step guide demonstrating the importance of record keeping and reporting, and how it can ensure you operate a successful scheme. The guide takes you through some key questions you need to ask and identifies the information you need to obtain. The topics include: why you need to keep records and the benefits of doing this; registering your scheme; what information you need to record to ensure you meet the Pensions Regulator’s requirements; and what items need to be recorded and when.


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