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The sands of time

The Financial Services Authority is launching a public information film this week to raise awareness of the pension review. The film, which features an ostrich, urges people to respond to letters from life offices about the review and to find out if they are affected.

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The Government is expected to deliver a major shake-up of capital gains tax, inheritance tax and higher-rate tax relief on pensions in next week&#39s Green Budget. The consultative document to be outlined by Chancellor Gordon Brown is likely to have radical implications for best advice given by IFAs. The proposals will form the basis of […]

Caught in network

I read with interest a recent letter concerning the way that some networks treat their members. Having become an IFA a little over two years ago following 28 years&#39 insurance company experience, I was amazed to find the high-handed manner with which I was treated by a leading network. As Ivor Harper intimated in his […]

PIA may issue warning over FSAVC advice

The PIA may issue a warning to IFAs and pension schemes about top-up pension plans, following fears that they are being missold. The move follows a growing storm of controversy over whether IFAs are misselling free-standing additional voluntary contributions to scheme members. Schemes including Sainsbury and British Airways claim that as many as 10 per […]

Radical rethink over NIC

Gordon Brown announced radical reform of National Insurance to encourage job creation and cut down on red tape. At the bottom end, the main change is the removal from April 6, 1998 of the 2 per cent entry fee payable once earnings reach £64. For employers, from April 6, 1999, no NIC will be due […]

Developing your personal relationships – Webex

Read more 9amFinancial advisers and solicitors working together Presented by Ian Muirhead, director & chairman at Solicitors for Impartial Advice (SIFA) Listen to Ian’s expert insight and experiences of how financial advisers and solicitors can work together to deliver mutual benefit and enhanced client outcomes. Register here 10am Financial advisers and accountants working together Presented […]

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