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Autumn Budget 2017: Stamp duty boost for first-time buyers

Chancellor Philip Hammond has abolished stamp duty for first-time buyers on properties worth up to £300,000 and on the first £300,000 on...

Fiona Tait: What MPs need to know about pension freedoms

There were some very good points made in the recent work and pensions committee’s evidence session which, if translated into action, could make a...

Baby boomers urged to update providers on later retirement or risk missing ‘years of...

More than half of baby boomers who have changed their planned retirement date have failed to inform their pension provider, which could...

Are DB transfers fundamentally changing how clients find advisers?

One of the first hints of a changing wind in client procurement came from Prudential's 2017 Adviser Barometer report, which pointed to some surprising changes...

Part one: When tax advice strays from planning to avoidance and evasion 

Over the last couple of years, barely a week seems to have passed without another high-profile exposé that has seen countless footballers and TV...

Steve Cameron: Lack of DB transfer clarity still worrying advisers

The attraction of pension freedom, coupled with rocketing transfer values and growing concern over the adequacy of defined benefit (DB) scheme funding, is fuelling...

Pension rule stability unlikely as govt seeks to curb costs – Gregg McClymont

Government changes to retirement rules will not stop anytime soon as pension provision and tax relief continue to take up an increasing share of...

TPR fines 2020 Trustees £4,000 for chair statement failures

Professional trustee firm 2020 Trustees was fined £4,000 for failing to produce two chair's statements between July and September 2017, The Pensions Regulator (TPR)...

TPR secures first AE non-compliance conviction

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has successfully prosecuted a bus company and its managing director for deliberately failing to provide staff with a...

Autumn Budget predictions: What pension professionals want

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his next Budget on 22 November. RP has canvased pension professionals to find out what they want to hear...

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