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FCA chief downplays government rifts over Brexit

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has played down reports of conflicts between the Treasury, Bank of England and other government departments over the City’s future Brexit strategy. Reports last week suggested that the Bank of England feared that the Treasury would cede too much power in order to ensure financial firms maintain access to the […]

Platforms best equipped to win retirement race

Platforms are the most likely players to flourish in the post-pension freedoms market, according to advisers polled by consultancy firm AKG. The online survey of 100 advisers conducted in March looks at how advisers are dealing with the opportunities and challenges of pension freedoms. It is one of three studies that forms part of a […]

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Pensions minister: Advisers needed for guidance body success

Understanding a pension can be difficult. For those who need help, a conversation with a real person makes a huge difference. We are working hard to make sure everyone can have that conversation with an expert, whether they need guidance or advice. The Single Financial Guidance Body, set to launch in the winter, will offer […]

When and how chargeable gains are taxed

You may have clients holding UK and international bonds, both of which are subject to income tax under the chargeable events regime. With an international bond, investors benefit from growth that is largely free of tax as no UK tax is imposed on the income and gains in the underlying funds. However, under a UK […]

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