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That will be the A-day

Taxbriefs should have to write out: “Pension simplification comes in from April 2006” 100 times, says the Diary after seeing its Spring Financial Review that was being handed out at last week&#39s Money Marketing Live.

The Diary knows it can be expensive to get a reprint but, with a lead article putting A-day a year early in 2005 and describing the lifetime limit as unchanged at £1.4m, the Taxbriefs pension experts should be forced to relinquish their anoraks and use umbrellas like the rest of us.

•The Diary hears that some of the delegates at the Building Societies Association&#39s annual conference in Manchester last week had alternative ideas for the after-dinner entertainment.

They believed that they could top the free casino and the witty reparti of Bob “the Cat” Bevan.

Former Portman Building Society PR John Gully and Mail pf editor Tony Hazel suggested that tag wrestling between rival chief executives – with the loser forced to merge their society with the winner&#39s – might be more likely to capture the attention of diners at the black-tie event.

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