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.
Many advisers believe their availability to spend time with clients is the primary factor in them determining the value of the service they pay for, research shows. A survey conducted by consultancy Adviser Home found more than 80 per cent of advisers ranked ‘confidence and trust that we are available when needed’ as ‘very important.’ […]
By the end of this month, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take up residence behind the world’s most famous black door. The race to succeed Theresa May gets more interesting by the day. And if it were supposed to be a virtual coronation for Boris, then someone should have told Jeremy Hunt, who […]
Technology is playing an ever bigger role in the day-to-day running of advice firms and provides a way for firms to position their businesses for the future. How are advisers using technology and what pieces of software can they not do without?