Tory Shadow Chancellor George Osborne says a Conservative Government would scale down the power of the Treasury removing its spending responsibilities and its role in administering in-work and universal child benefits.
The City of London is employing more gay and lesbian people than ever, according to research from recruitment consultancy Joslin Rowe Associates and Origin HR. The study found that 6.3 per cent – or 55,000 – of the 900,000 employees working in the City are gay, a rise of 0.4 per cent from two years […]
Private medical insurance is the only protection product that has seen improved sales. Term insurance, critical-illness cover, income protection, mortgage payment protection insurance and PPI all suffered falling sales in the last year. The Protection Review annual report, co-edited by industry figures Peter Le Beau and Andy Couchman, offers an independent analysis of the health […]
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.
Financial advisers waste almost five hours a week doing menial tasks, according to a study by adviser tech platform Advicefront. With an average hourly wage of £46.38, one hour in eight is spent on unnecessary tasks and costs advisers £220 per week in wasted time. The survey asked advisers how much time they spend weekly on […]
Last week, the excellent Money Marketing Interactive Harrogate event took place, where I was fortunate enough to be part of the panel on diversity in advice. Last week also saw the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers’ collapse. “If it had been Lehman Sisters rather than Lehman Brothers, the world might look a lot different […]
The total value of pension transfers fell from £10.6bn in the first quarter of the year to £8.2bn in the second quarter, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. According to AJ Bell, this is the first drop in value of pension transfers since the second quarter of 2016. The figures coincide with […]