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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.

Parliamentary group launches to step up action on pension scams

The new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pension scams has had its inaugural meeting in parliament to outline its priorities for boosting public awareness around scam risks.

Andrew Tully: Tapered annual allowance change is ‘sticking plaster solution’

Andrew Tully explains the Chancellor's tapered annual allowance changes and asks if the solution is just papering over the cracks

CII postpones April exams – Financial planning RO6 and pension transfers AF7 set for...

The Chartered Insurance Institute is postponing exams that were set to be taking place on the 20, 21 and 22 of April.

Advisers formulate coronavirus portfolio rebalancing battle plan

Advisers are telling their clients to prepare for a “lean year” of investment returns and are providing guidance on how to rebalance their portfolios to best survive the coronavirus crisis.

Budget 2020 reactions: Chancellor ‘tore up fiscal rulebook’

In his first Budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak “tore up the fiscal rulebook” and delivered a potentially “trend-setting” Budget, according to industry commentators.

Budget 2020: What are the 10 key takeaways?

Budget 2020: What are the 10 key takeaways? Professional Adviser and Investment Week report

Official forecasters baffled by continuous pension freedom tax revenues

Pension freedoms are as popular as ever, with those who first took advantage of the freedoms in 2015 still withdrawing funds at a consistent rate, according to data from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
 

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