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.
Law firm Edwin Coe has commenced litigation on behalf of 400 investors against HSBC over its role in facilitating the operation of the Disney film financing investment scheme known as Eclipse. Money Marketing first reported that affected investors including celebrities and football managers were eyeing up a landmark legal challenge 18 months ago. The legal […]
Earlier this month, World Cancer Day raised awareness of the disease that continues to affect so many of us. There are few people who will not know someone who has been affected by cancer in some way. Cancer affects people of all ages and health types; it does not discriminate and those affected can often […]
As part of its retirement outcomes review, the FCA has been looking at non-advised income drawdown policies; specifically, the fact too many people are leaving their savings in cash regardless of how long they intend to keep the money there for. The regulator wants customers to set out their plans for the five years ahead. […]