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Data quality is pensions dashboard’s ‘weakest link’

The quality and availability of data is the "weakest link" for the pensions dashboard, according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).

David Downie: Tackling the DB transfer ‘appropriate limit’ hurdle

DB transfers that breach the 'appropriate limit' can have serious tax implications if a client has enhanced protection, writes David Downie. Here, he looks at how advisers can avoid this outcome and use partial transfers to their advantage

Lighthouse ordered to pay out compensation after delayed DB transfer

Lighthouse has been told to compensate a client after the advice firm missed the deadline to transfer out of a defined benefit (DB) scheme. Mr...

Nigel Stanley: Govt must move to scrap AE earnings triggers

Waiting for the mid-2020s to allow AE members to save from the first pound means they will miss out on big boosts to retirement pots, says Nigel Stanley.

NEST members’ panel calls on government to reduce AE earnings threshold

The NEST members' panel is calling on the government to start reducing the £10,000 auto-enrolment (AE) earnings threshold, before the move to...

Long-awaited Carey Pensions legal ruling ‘imminent’, lawyer says

A ruling in the long-running Carey Pensions legal wrangle is due "imminently" which will bring much-needed clarity to the law concerning the...

Limit choice to tackle unsuitable retirement decisions, says OECD

Britain is not alone in the challenge of getting people to save for pensions, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

RP case studies: SSAS innovation harvests farming family tax saving

In the latest RP case study, Dentons' Stephen McPhillips runs through a fascinating SIPP/SASS/wind turbine scenario which brought about substantial tax savings for a farming family.

Half of workers plan part-time employment in ‘retirement’

More than half of people say they plan to work at least part-time during their retirement with the average worker planning to leave their primary job aged 66, according to research.

Contingent charging ban could ‘severely’ cut DB advice supply

Tougher regulation of defined benefit (DB) advice could result in a "sharp shrinkage" in supply leaving consumers more vulnerable, Aegon has warned.
 

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