Regulation

Greg Kingston: ‘Cost of pension tax relief likely to fall as nation saves more’

Greg Kingston takes a look at the perennial pension tax relief debate and highlights why it pays to read the small print in HMRC documents...

Sussex advice firm being wound up following SVS Securities British Steel debacle

East Sussex-based Fiducia Wealth Solutions, which is understood to have worked with steelworkers and collapsed DFM SVS Securities, has been instructed to cease all regulated activity and is in the process of being wound up

FCA hones in on 90 most active firms in DB transfer market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is individually assessing the 90 most “impactful firms” in the defined benefit (DB) transfer space.

TPR welcomes government’s ‘prompt’ reintroduction of pension schemes bill

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has welcomed the government’s latest update on the details of the pension schemes bill.

Government announces March Budget

HM Treasury has confirmed that the government will hold its Budget on 11 March.

Birmingham adviser firm defaults after store pods SIPP advice

Birmingham-based adviser firm Anthony Feeney Financial Services has entered administration following a number of pension and investment claims made against it.

Seven suspected cases of phoenixing stopped by regulatory taskforce

Seven cases of suspected phoenixing have been prevented this year by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), led by the Financial Services Regulatory Partners Phoenixing Group.

Adrian Boulding: Pensions bill to strengthen TPR powers

Adrian Boulding looks at the latest Pension Schemes Bill, which is set to become law this year, and asks if increased regulatory powers will ensure workers’ benefits are better protected

Guy Opperman re-appointed as pensions minister

Guy Opperman has retained his post as pensions and financial inclusion minister, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed.

FCA’s system error on DB transfer survey raises questions over data accuracy

A system error in the Financial Conduct Authority’s marketwide survey on defined benefit (DB) transfers could have produced inaccurate results for some respondents, Professional Adviser can reveal.
 

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