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Pensions Regulator gets backing for tough stance on auto-enrolment fines

Pensions experts have defended The Pensions Regulator’s use of rapidly increasing fines to tackle auto-enrolment non-compliance. Last week TPR data revealed it had handed out 576 escalating penalty notices between July and September, over 500 more than it had given out in the previous quarter. The number of £400 fixed penalties issued also rose from […]

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FCA charges sixth person in alleged ‘boiler room’ fraud

The FCA has charged a sixth person in relation to an investigation into a suspected “boiler room” fraud. Five individuals: Michael Nascimento, Hugh Edwards, Stuart Rea, Ryan Parker, and Jeannine Lewis appeared before Southwark Crown Court in June charged with conspiracy to defraud for their role in the promotion and sale of shares through four alleged boiler […]

Inheritance tax and estate planning – exemptions and reliefs

By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner.   Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]

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