The Institute of Financial Planning’s Fit For The Future conference at the Celtic Manor hotel in Wales continues to grow each year as the leading planners converge at what has become a flagship event in the calendar.
Conservative Shadow Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to axe National Insurance for new businesses during the first two years of a Tory government.
The Conservatives are considering plans for a flexible lifetime savings vehicle and warn that the latest delay to auto-enrolment “casts a shadow” over personal accounts.
IFA Promotion chief executive David Elms has been applauded by the industry for “working tirelessly” to raise the profile of IFAs, ahead of his resignation due to ill-health.
James Dowey, Chief economist & CIO In these very early stages following the “Leave” win any prognosis is by its nature highly tentative. It will be weeks before we are able to measure the acute impact of the result on the UK economy, and there are clearly no close historical parallels on which to base […]
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