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.
Former home secretary Amber Rudd is set to return to the cabinet as work and pensions secretary, according to reports. The appointment follows the departure of Esther McVey yesterday over her refusal to back the government’s draft Brexit deal. According to reports, Rudd, a remainer, was offered the job after environment secretary Michael Gove spent […]
The FCA has written to all former clients of Avacade Limited, an unregulated pension introducer, to inform them about its legal action against the firm and its directors. In November 2017 the FCA said it would start civil proceedings against Avacade Limited, now in liquidation, and its three directors Craig Lummis, Lee Lummis and Raymond […]
As new disclosure rules bring the full extent of protection commissions into the spotlight, experts are asking if this will see clients ditch their advisers in favour of execution-only services. Under the Insurance Distribution Directive, from 1 October advisers have had to provide clients with information before a product sale about any commission received, which […]