HM Revenue & Customs lobbed a small grenade into the world of tax-efficient remuneration in a quiet week in August, while most HR managers, employee benefit consultants and many other employees were sunning themselves on beaches. The HMRC proposal is to take away the tax and national insurance advantages of many salary sacrifice schemes from […]
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 […]
Platform James Hay is review its pricing structure for 2017 as it predicts the Bank of England’s cut in interest rates will hit its second half revenue this year by more than £1m The announcement was made by IFG Group, the parent of James Hay and IFA Saunderson House, this morning as the company released […]
Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager The recent report from the Pensions Policy Institute demonstrates the sheer scale of auto-enrolment so far and what we can expect in the future. We’ve pulled out the key information to save you reading the full report. Auto enrolment in numbers Sources: Pensions Policy Institute, The Future Book: Unravelling […]
In this short video, Martin Foden, head of credit research at Royal London Asset Management, discusses how convenience is affecting the construction of fixed income portfolios. Watch the video in full The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not […]
Welcome to the fourth instalment of our good life gurus series. We talk to IFA’s Kathryn and Alan Knowles to find out how they got started with an exercise regime and how a healthy lifestyle helps them with work-life balance.
The FCA has announced a project to better understand how its rules affect smaller firms, including financial advisers. The regulator published a note today informing firms that it would soon conduct a survey to specifically identify how FCA rules impact them, to “help ensure FCA cost benefit analyses and judgements of proportionality take account of […]