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Adrian Boulding, Legal & General's pension policy stalwart, has joined the Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) following the announcement of his departure from the provider.
Financial advisers should not be asked to help fund the government’s retirement guidance service unless it is of demonstrable benefit to firms, the managing director of support firm SimplyBiz has said.
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