Pensions minister Ros Altmann has confirmed the government’s wide-ranging pension consultation will consider scrapping “regressive” tax breaks for higher earners amid warnings changes could “disincentivise retirement saving”.
SMEs are in the midst of auto-enrolment staging. While initial compliance challenges have been overcome, advisers now face a brand new set of issues, writes Nicola Brittain
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Professional Adviser is pleased to announce the finalists for the 16th International Fund and Product Awards.
Former pensions minister Steve Webb is on the verge of joining Royal London, a company which last year criticised his charge cap policy as “headline-grabbing”, according to reports.
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Members of the work and pensions select committee are to launch an inquiry into advice and guidance available to retirees following pensions freedom to ensure people are not “ripped off” when accessing their pots.
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) wants to increase protection limits for self-invested personal pension (SIPP) investors following the freedom and choice reforms.
The average compensation payout for a SIPP-related claim against failed IFAs rose almost 50% in 2014-15 against the previous 12 months, prompting a £20m interim levy on life and pensions advisers.
The government has introduced anti-avoidance measures to stop people using salary sacrifice to ‘lower’ their salary to get around the lower annual allowance for high earners.
Pension savers withdrew £1.8bn from pots in the first two months following the opening up of the retirement income space, data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has revealed.
Industry figures have warned the green paper on pensions tax relief published last week is “not a genuine consultation” as the government has already decided on the outcome.
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