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Elaine Turtle: Quirky scheme pension death benefit rules explained

Elaine Turtle looks at what happens when a scheme pension member dies and how to safely navigate the arrangement’s quirks

Fiona Hanrahan: Seven common pension tax year-end mistakes

Fiona Hanrahan looks at the tax year-end implications for pensions and explains how to maximise relief using carry forward

Why coronavirus will change the advice profession forever

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and the country adapts to new ways of living and working, Tim Sargisson explores what this will mean for the advice profession...

New delay for contingent charging ban decision

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has postponed its decision on whether to ban contingent charging on defined benefit (DB) transfers by up to six months.

Steve Webb urges govt to relax pension rules post-crisis to help savers

Lane Clark & Peacock partner Steve Webb has called on theTtreasury to relax rules which could act as a barrier to people aiming to rebuild their pension pots when the Covid-19 crisis is over.

Ex-pensions minister Ros Altmann calls for six-month pension transfer pause

Ex-pensions minister Ros Altmann has called for pension transfers to be suspended for six months in wake of market turmoil caused by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus-related fraud causes losses of £970k

Almost £1m of coronavirus-related fraud has been reported to Action Fraud, according to the national crime and fraud reporting centre.

Employers must meet AE duties amid contribution holiday speculation

The government has said it will “do whatever it takes” to support businesses through the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, leading to speculation that there could be a short-term change in auto-enrolment (AE) policy.

Five to ten years ‘reasonable’ for pension coronavirus recovery

Savers with less than a decade to go until retirement have a reasonable timeframe ahead for their pension to recover from the market instability caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus, according to Unbiased.

Government delays IR35 reforms until 2021

The government has postponed changes to IR35 tax rules until 2021 to relieve the pressure on businesses during the coronavirus crisis, just a week after the Budget confirmed they would go ahead.
 

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