Readers of Professional Adviser and IFAonline.co.uk have helped raise more than £8,000 for the Stroke Association, a charity that is supporting Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) chief executive Nick Cann in his recovery from a stroke.
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The Labour Party has confirmed its policy to restrict higher-rate pensions tax relief to fund job creation will be in its 2015 manifesto.
Aviva has overhauled its income drawdown offering and launched a flexible product to give retirees more choice when taking retirement income.
Ensuring all pension savers have "a conversation" with their IFA or a provider about their retirement options is among a number of promises the Association of British Insurers (ABI) will present to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on behalf of the pensions industry this week, ABI chief executive Otto Thoresen has said.
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) investigated more than 500 suspected breaches of auto-enrolment (AE) legislation in just six months and 590 in total since October 2012, figures show.
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Tax relief is “the lowest hanging fruit in Whitehall” and politicians were prepared to slash current levels to save the Treasury millions of pounds, according to a think tank.
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