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Govt reviews how to auto-enrol self-employed

The Government will examine how to bring in the self-employed into pension saving as part of its review into the success of auto-enrolment next year. The terms of the review will be set out in the coming weeks. In an interview with the Financial Times, pensions minister Richard Harrington says finding a way to auto-enrol […]

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Nutmeg secures £30m fundraising led by Hong Kong IFA

Nutmeg has secured backing from investors of £30m, which it says is the largest fundraising exercise by a financial technology company since Brexit. Hong Kong financial advisory firm Convoy Global Holdings led the investments, which will fund growth in the UK and help a possible expansion in Asia. Existing investor Schroders also participated in the […]

Can Hammond keep his hands out of the pensions cookie jar?

New Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his first Autumn Statement on 23 November and the industry is waiting with bated breath to see what impact it will have on pensions. Last week’s announcement that the Treasury will not pursue the creation of a secondary annuity market indicates Hammond is not blindly following his predecessor George […]

Canada Life welcomes HMRC’s DOTAS legislation

“HMRC’s tax guidance provides welcome clarity around the use of mainstream estate planning solutions, such as flexible reversionary trusts,” says Sean Christian, MD & Executive Director – International Businesses, Canada Life International. Sean Christian said: “The new Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes (DOTAS) legislation enables HMRC to crackdown on aggressive tax avoidance schemes, while the […]

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