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Blog: Archive

All change, please! The FCA’s ‘one size fits all’ solution to harmful retirement outcomes

In June, the FCA published their “Retirement Outcomes Review – Final Report”, which followed from the Interim Report they issued last year. Their Report was accompanied by a Consultation Paper, entitled “Proposed changes to our rules and guidance”.

Will the pensions cold-calling ban be introduced before Brexit?

HM Treasury’s Open Consultation on Pension Scams was published on 5 December 2016. Amongst other things, it proposed that all cold-calls to consumers regarding pensions should be banned; potentially including e-mails and texts.

Devolution now: taxation powers in Scotland and Wales

Devolution is adding new layers of complexity to pensions, creating confusion, questions and cost.

Six Scottish tax rates offer little source of relief

Recently, HMRC released papers that reference 'relief at source' and the 'Scottish rate of income tax'. Both interrelated with each other, we explore the changes and the six Scottish tiers of income tax.

5 hottest issues in the SIPP market in 2017

James Jones-Tinsley, reviews the state of the UK Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) Marketplace and explains five of the hottest issues in 2017 that we, as a leading SIPP provider, have witnessed over the last twelve months..

Will new HMRC de-registration powers have unintended consequences for SSASs?

In August 2017, HM Treasury and the Department for Work & Pensions finally released their response to the ‘Pension Scams’ consultation. In our latest blog, James Jones-Tinsley delves deeper.

Legal Entity Identifiers: what are they - and does your SSAS need one?

You may need to obtain a reference from the London Stock Exchange, in order for the scheme trustees to carry on investing after 2 January 2018, because of new legislation. James Jones-Tinsley explores.

We do look back in anger, MPAA

James Jones-Tinsley looks at the time it is taking for legislation to get through Parliament.

Putting their foot in it - Opperman and Gauke’s faux pas

James Jones-Tinsley explores the fall-out from a General Election which inevitably involves a game of musical chairs; masquerading as a Parliamentary reshuffle.

Take Action Now! Energy Performance Certificates legislation is changing

It will soon be against the law to let out a property with an Energy Performance Asset Rating in the two lowest bands, F and G. James Jones-Tinsley discusses the changes that will start to take place on 1 April 2018 and the actions you need to take.

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