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UK Regulation| 08:47

Tyrie urges for tax system coherence

Office of Tax Simplification should be tasked to “pluck as many feathers from the goose with the least amount of hissing.”

EU Directives| 14:41

FCA admits it lost Mifid II recording fight

Regulator’s final policy statement on implementation expected this time next year.

Regulation| 10:10

Welby praises credit unions as regulators get tough

PRA and FCA propose changes to the rules around credit union activity

From Pensions| Jun 29, 2015

£6bn pulled from pensions this year to net gov’t £1.2bn

Government needs to offset the increase in tax receipts due to the pension freedoms from the tax relief bill.

From Pensions| Jun 29, 2015

HMRC deems Australian superfunds non-compliant

Australian trade body tells HMRC and the Australian Treasury to resolve issue “as a matter of urgency”.

UK Regulation| Jun 26, 2015

FCA fee hike and stubborn platforms: This week in news

Greek debt deal-making also featured over the last five days.

From Pensions| Jun 26, 2015

ABI warns gov’t not to rush secondary annuity market plans

Survey finds 40 per cent of current annuitants believe there is a high risk they could end up worse off by cashing in.

Analysis & Opinion
Government drawdown piggy bank would quieten critics

John LappinonPensions| Jun 29, 2015

Government drawdown piggy bank would quieten critics

A ‘Nest for drawdown’ may take a lot of heat out of the pension reform argument

We might do a better version of Nest for drawdown, which Nest could provide

FTAdviser BlogonUK Regulation| Jun 26, 2015

Time to use YouTube to warn of financial Armageddon

Apparently consumers do not like to believe financial Armageddon is on the horizon.

EU Directives| Jun 18, 2015

MiFID won’t let IFAs off the hook

One of the key areas of conflict between RDR and MiFID II is the requirement in the European legislation to record all calls.

UK Regulation| Jun 18, 2015

FCA’s magnum opus yields results

Regulator’s findings into a three-cycle thematic review of the implementation of RDR result in guidance to all advisers

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Guide to Risk Profiling

Short cut quizzes no longer cut it with the regulator when it comes to assessing your client’s attitude to risk.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2015

Income drawdown is set to become the default retirement income option for more savers from April.

FTAdviser Blog

Time to use YouTube to warn of financial Armageddon

Apparently consumers do not like to believe financial Armageddon is on the horizon.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

Savers are increasingly using a wide range of retirement income sources.

FTAdviser Blog

Time to retire the pension?

One thing is clear: pensions are at a crossroads.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Isas and Pension Freedoms

Isas were made a far more flexible savings vehicle last year.

FTAdviser Blog

Taxman is the real winner

Old Mutual has calculated that a minimum of £72.8m has been paid in tax on the money already withdrawn since 6 April.

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Isolated Regulation Changes| Pensions | 14 Nov 2013

Shake-up of workplace pensions

Proposals to reshape workplace pensions for future generations have been outlined by the Department for Work & Pensions.

RDR| Conduct of business | 25 Oct 2013

Rules for advisers accepting provider’s cash

Financial Conduct Authority explains what kind of payments advisers can accept from providers.

RDR| Investments | 25 Oct 2013

Permitted cash rebates to retail clients

The Financial Conduct Authority explains when provider can pay cash rebates to retail clients.

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From Pensions| Jun 26, 2015

Think tank urges gov’t to develop later life strategy

New white paper suggests support for equity release innovation and better pension default options.

From Pensions| Jun 26, 2015

Field to appraise advice reforms

New chairman of the work and pensions committee Frank Field says looking at guidance will be key task

From Pensions| Jun 25, 2015

HMRC gives penalty tax exemption to overseas scheme

Tax office has advised this decision is limited to the KiwiSaver schemes only at this time.

UK Regulation| Jun 25, 2015

Five things I learned from FCA communications paper

Deeper dig into papers finds post-RDR issues, improving the ombudsman and deleting parts of the handbook.

UK Regulation| Jun 25, 2015

FCA told to test disclosure ‘in realistic setting’

Disclosure materials should always be tested to make sure that they will actually be beneficial to consumer outcomes.

UK Regulation| Jun 25, 2015

Demographics to blame for serious skills shortage

New pensions minister throws weight behind employers adopting better policies for hiring and retaining older workers.

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