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Les Cameron: ISA stats lead to planning thoughts

ISAs are great for many people but for those in cash, approaching or in retirement or falling into the ever-expanding IHT net better outcomes can be achieved, writes Les Cameron. And he's got the stats to back it up...

Not such a taxing day: Claire Trott’s round-up of the Treasury’s damp squib

Claire Trott has cast her eagle eye over the Treasury's 'Tax Day' documents and, while widescale changes did not materialise, she has found a few nuggets advisers should know about...

Gaudi launches white label drawdown product

Gaudi has launched a white-labelled pension drawdown product for advisers.

SimplyBiz adds Pension Works to DB transfer panel

Pension Works has joined SimplyBiz’s outsourced defined benefit (DB) transfer panel.

Martin Jones: Will pension tinkering push young savers into Lifetime ISAs?

Martin Jones looks at whether Lifetime ISAs might rise up the priority list for the millennial generation when the nation emerges from lockdown

Uber confirms no appeal over driver pension rights

Uber has confirmed it will automatically enrol eligible drivers into a qualifying pension scheme following its Supreme Court defeat last month.

Employee DC contributions drop 11% amid pandemic pressures

Defined contribution (DC) contributions were scaled back by 11% in the second quarter of 2020 as the impact of the pandemic set in, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

RP case studies: SSAS and commercial property

Richard Mattison explains how a SSAS can purchase commercial property subject to VAT

Into the ashes: An in-depth look at Phoenix and Standard Life

Phoenix Group recently hit the headlines with the acquisition of the historic Standard Life brand in the latest deal to shake up the life company arena. Many industry experts were surprised by the move, so what can we expect to see next from this firm that traditionally operates closed books?

Gareth James: Will NMPA jump to 57 leave us in a pickle?

Gareth James looks at what could hinder clients as the normal minimum pension age rises to 57
 

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