Unions representing 1.5m local council workers are to ballot for strike action over plans to raise their retirement age from 60 to 65. These workers were excluded from DTI secretary Alan Johnsons deal with other public sector workers and instead have to negotiate with the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
IFA Promotion is issuing a factsheet through its website explaining key facts disclosure documents to consumers.The sheet explains how consumers can use the mandatory information covered in the two documents – About our Services and About the cost of our services. It clarifies the status of financial advisers and looks at how consumers can use […]
By George Boyd-Bowman, Manager of the Neptune Global Income Fund Recent research has indicated that global dividend growth will slump by as much as 50 per cent in 2016. As collapsing commodities hit high-profile dividend payers, George Boyd-Bowman explains why the US and Japan are his top picks for income growth in 2016. Click here […]
The government has rejected a recommendation to introduce default decumulation pathways saying it would be inconsistent with pension freedoms. In April the work and pensions select committee published a report on pension freedoms where it proposed ways outcomes for savers could be improved. Among the recommendations, the committee said every drawdown provider should offer customers a […]
Another year, another sterling display of excellence at the Money Marketing Awards. Having been invited to take part in the judging process for the prestigious Financial Adviser of the Year award, I’ve spent a number of hours pondering the question, what are the traits of an outstanding advisory firm? Here are four areas the more […]