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PIA works on stakeholder transition paper

The PIA is set to issue a paper providing IFAs with guidelines on transfers to stakeholder. It will also help IFAs advise on pension arrangements in the period before stakeholder pensions are launched.


The guidelines could be issued within the next month.


PIA press officer Sarah Modlock says: &#34We are working on some guidelines for stakeholder pensions. But the timescale has not been finalised.&#34

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