The Recruitment and Employment Confederation is calling for the Government to set a common date for all agency workers to be auto-enrolled into a qualifying scheme or risk distorting the recruitment market.
Personal investment firms that cannot get comprehensive professional indemnity insurance will have to hold significantly higher capital under the regulator’s new prudential rules. The rules require that,where a firm has exclusions on lines of business or on FSA-instigated thematic reviews, it will need to hold additional capital above the new £20,000 minimum or three months’ […]
The FSA admits that reform of its conduct supervision is needed but warns that “a turf war” could break out if its enforcement activity is separated out among different bodies. At a Bloomberg event in London this week, FSA chief executive Hector Sants said the regulator needs to maintain a concentrated enforcement function with clear […]
By Lorna Blyth, Investment Marketing Manager Delivering a decent drawdown review process takes time and resources. This article looks at how you can manage drawdown clients in a more cost-effective way. Most advisers are seeing an increase in drawdown clients following pension freedoms. Often these are clients with lower fund sizes, which means advisers are […]
Work and pensions select committee member and Labour MP Ruth George has called for the parliamentary pension scheme to divest from fossil fuels. The MP for High Peak put her name to the Divest Parliament pledge which is a cross-party campaign to clean up the investments in politicians’ pension schemes. MPs are automatically enrolled in […]
It was announced in last year’s Autumn Budget that, from April 2019, tax will be charged on gains made by non-UK residents on the disposal of all types of UK immovable property. At the time of the announcement, HM Revenue & Customs also produced a technical note setting out the scope of the new charge […]
O&M Pension Solutions has changed its systems ahead of an October deadline to help advisers meet new regulations around transfer value analysis reports. From 1 October, the FCA’s new rules mean transfer value analysis reports will be replaced by a combination of a “transfer value comparator” and an “appropriate pension transfer analysis” The transfer value comparator is […]