Jelf Employee Benefits highlights new legislation, key requirements and policy considerations when structuring international private medical insurance (IPMI) for expatriate employees in Qatar. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Qatar.
Following recent adviser research Technical Connection carried out with our insight partners So Here’s the Plan, it is clear inheritance tax and estate planning is seen by advisers as an area of advice that has increasing importance. This will not surprise you. Consider the self-evident market dynamics. For advised business (for which adviser charges, however […]
The Government has confirmed reforms to “death tax” rules will allow savers to pass pension wealth down through generations of people indefinitely. Amendments to the Taxation of Pensions Bill published today confirm savings can be passed down through “successors”. There had been concerns the Government could legislate so that on the “second death”, a beneficiary […]
Sales of annuities may have “bottomed out” from the impact of March’s Budget reforms despite annuity rates hitting 12 months lows, figures for September show. According to Iress’s quarterly report on at retirement products sold through advisers, there were 10.5 per cent more single-life annuities sold in September than in August, with sales increasing by […]
We all recognise the dilemma of knowing when is the best time to buy. Prices could fall, updated versions could be released, and procrastination invariably does not increase the price. This is not the case for life and critical illness, buying sooner is almost always the right answer and delaying is the wrong decision. This […]
Jelf Employee Benefits focuses on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and what this means for businesses with operations in West Africa. This will be of particular interest to those with employees either travelling to, or living within, West Africa, the area affected by the most catastrophic outbreak of Ebola to date.
Close to 15,000 people have pushed back against alleged government plans to shelve the pensions dashboard by signing a petition. This week it was reported secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey’s was moving to scrap the project. The petition, hosted by 38degrees, has collected 14,377 of a target 15,000 signatures in just […]
Back in May, I wrote about the pressures building in advice firms due to a shortage of highly skilled staff and the consequent costs in recruiting. With Apfa research finding profits from retail investment advice fell 16 per cent between 2014 and 2016, I thought businesses faced a worrying future. But last month’s FCA Data […]
The Pensions Regulator has appointed an independent trustee for the 15 schemes linked to the now shuttered Fast Pensions. Fast Pensions and five connected companies were wound up at the High Court in May. According to an Insolvency Service statement, it is estimated around 520 people were persuaded to transfer a total of at least […]