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Chris Read: Post-pandemic workplaces must stimulate creativity as well as safe collaboration

Chris Read is not relishing the prospect of the return to mandatory home-working but needs must. Here he explores what 'new' workplaces might look like next year and hopes they will be a place of creative collaboration.

FCA declines to say if pension freedoms were a ‘mistake’

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) declined to answer whether it believed the introduction of pension freedoms was a mistake that has led to greater opportunities for pension scammers.

RP case studies: Borrowing for a second SIPP property

Jessica List uses this case study to outline a SIPP-based property purchase scenario.

Advisers must adapt to over 60s’ complex needs as retiree market ‘fragments’

The retirement advice market must shift its focus from the ‘typical’ retiree it has served in the past as clients experiences become more complex and fragmented, according to analysis from Canada Life.

Stephen McPhillips: The numbers game of SIPP consolidation

Stephen McPhillips explores the consolidation in the SIPP market and warns if deals are going ahead largely to drive client numbers ever skywards what follows might not be a pleasant experience for either client or adviser.

RP case studies: Getting specific on expression of wishes

In the latest RP case study, Jessica List looks at just how specific a client can be when it comes to expression of wish forms.

Tom Selby: Covid-19 pension tax relief raid risks widening generational divide

With rumours once again swirling around the future of pensions tax relief in the run up to this year's budget, comments Tom Selby, any reduced incentive for long-term savers could risk further exacerbating the generational divide in retirement...

Court grants appeal against Carey Pensions in landmark SIPP case

The Court of Appeal has granted Russell Adams permissions to appeal in his landmark case self-invested personal pension (SIPP) operator Carey Pensions UK.

RP case studies: Maximising business growth with SSAS secured loan

This real client case study shows how a SSAS can be used to fund the growth of a family business by making a secured loan, writes Richard Mattison.

PIMFA warns MPs on ‘out of control’ FSCS levy

At a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday (16 September), PIMFA raised issues surrounding the ever-rising FSCS levy and also suggested the burden of...
 

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