Pensions

        Small firms want to postpone auto-enrolment after pension reforms

        Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 14:04

        Firms yet to reach their auto-enrolment (AE) staging dates want the process postponed until wide-reaching changes to the pensions system are finalised, according to research.

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        Spanner in the works? The impact of group life schemes on the lifetime allowance

        A quirk in A-Day tax rules means registered group life benefits count towards the lifetime allowance (LTA). Jonathan Stapleton looks at the problems this poses as the LTA falls

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:06
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        Overcoming pension planning obstacles for the self-employed

        Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the factors that prevent self-employed people from accessing financial advice

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:47

    Other Pensions articles

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      SIPPs - it's all about flexibility

      Austin Broad goes through the issues advisers and their clients need to think about when navigating the SIPP market.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:46
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      Short service refunds banned from October 2015

      Short service refunds are to be banned from April 2015, the government has confirmed.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:43
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      Unfinished business - Webb’s vision for pension reform

      With just months to go before the general election pensions minister Steve Webb shows no sign of slowing down. Helen Morrissey spoke to him about his plans for the future.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:43
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      Changes to death benefits: What does it mean for clients?

      As the dust settles on the Chancellor's latest big pensions announcement, Mark Pearson reflects on what impact the proposals may have on various client groups...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:30
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      Is pension simplification yet another nail in the coffin of advice for less wealthy clients?

      Pension simplification brings choice to all retirees, meaning advice has never been so valuable. But, Sheriar Bradbury writes, advisers just can’t afford to get involved with the less wealthy…

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 10:19
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      FSCP warns of emergence of 'toxic' products in retirement space

      Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP) Sue Lewis has told MPs she expects the emergence of "a lot of toxic products" in the retirement sector following the announcement of new pension freedoms in the Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Oct 2014 | 07:37
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      Steve Webb’s vision for pension reform

      With just months to go before the General Election pensions minister Steve Webb shows no sign of slowing down. Helen Morrissey speaks to him about his plans.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 15:02
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      ‘We have to get it right by 2020’: TPAS chief on guidance guarantee uptake

      It is critical guidance guarantee take up rates increase in its first five years of operation as the proportion of retirees solely relying on defined contribution (DC) pensions grows, Michelle Cracknell has said.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Oct 2014 | 11:27
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      P2P or not P2P: Do SIPPs and peer-to-peer lending mix?

      P2P lending might have captured investors’ attention but utilising it in a SIPP brings a unique set of challenges, writes Andy Leggett

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 11:31
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      Govt U-turns on MAS role in guidance guarantee

      The retirement guidance guarantee will not be delivered by the Money Advice Service (MAS), the Treasury has said, in a reversal of the government's previous announcement.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Oct 2014 | 18:04
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      Blog: May you live in interesting (retirement) times

      Has the Chancellor brought about pension flexibility or more pension complexity? Neil MacGillivray voices his opinion…

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 14:18
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      Why a pension cashpoint is not around the corner

      Henry Tapper explains why George Osborne’s attempts to ‘sex up’ pensions flexibilities as a ‘Pensions Bank’ are wrong and confusing.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 08:03
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      From 'give us a quote' to 'what should I do?': How Budget 2014 is transforming client behaviour

      Prior to Budget 2014, most queries to pensions advisory service Portal Financial were for straightforward quotes. How things have changed...

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 14:09
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      Will the drawdown revolution hike advisers’ admin burden?

      The predicted drawdown explosion post-April 2016 is an “excellent opportunity” for advisers, writes David Hughes, but can it be done without administration overload?

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 13:18
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      TeX calls for eight day pension transfer industry standard

      An eight day turnaround for pension transfers should become the industry standard, the TISA Exchange (TeX) organisation has said.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 10:15
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      Call for MAS to be rebranded as Money Guidance Service

      The Money Advice Service (MAS) should drop the word ‘advice' from its title as it is "confusing" for the public, according to a director at an advisory firm.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 07:50
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      Pension reforms not done in a ‘big rush', says Danny Alexander

      Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has hit back at claims the government is pushing through its wide-ranging pension reforms "in a big rush" ahead of next year's general election.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 07:32

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