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        The Treasury is to establish a dedicated guidance guarantee operation for face-to-face meetings separate from The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS), Michelle Cracknell has said.

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      Think-tank pressures Labour to reverse retirement freedoms

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    Is the abolition of the 55% pensions death tax a further nail in the coffin of the annuity market?