The pick of this week's articles on IFAonline...
The issue of tax avoidance continued to hog the headlines, with the government announcing plans to name and shame companies not playing by the rules, while a minister also suggested cash-in-hand payments were ‘morally wrong'.
Another ongoing issue from previous weeks was the debate about pensions charges. Labour said this week the government needed to bring to an end the ‘rip-offs'. Here's Gregg McClymont's (pictured) ten-point plan.
Arch Cru has caused problems for just about every party who ever got involved with it, and now it seems the FSA is worried insurers might wash their hands of it. Meanwhile, it turns out the FSA board has its reservations about the redress scheme.
If George Osborne was hoping for some good news when GDP growth figures for the second quarter were released, he was cruelly denied it.
The former chairman of Tenet Group let his fellow peers know about just how awkward it can be to deal with the FSA sometimes.
Plenty of people may will wait to see the evidence, but the FSA is insisting its successor will not retrospectively enforce new rules.
The FSA began consulting on the new funding structure for the FSCS. With no product levy and costs for advisers potentially rising even more, there was little good news for advisers. AIFA was not impressed.
Interesting details emerged about a case in which an IFA won a £259,000 case against HMRC after it incorrectly charged VAT on intermediary services.
An interesting debate was sparked after it was suggested advisers should think again if they are planning to stop serving low-value clients.
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