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  • Expats urged to ‘no deal Brexit’ proof their financial planning

    29 October 2018

    British expats should consider reviewing their personal financial strategies as the UK Chancellor puts an extra £500m aside in the Budget to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. This is the message from Nigel Green, deVere Group’s founder and CEO, who points out that previously allocated funding for Brexit preparations had been increased in the Budget...

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  • Pension Dashboard given boost by Budget

    29 October 2018

    Government provided further backing for the Pensions Dashboard today in the Budget red book, following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s speech in Parliament. The red book outlined further details on the Pensions Dashboard, saying: ‘The government is taking steps to support the launch of Pensions Dashboards, innovative tools that will for the first time allow an...

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  • What might we see in the 2018 Budget?

    25 October 2018

    With the Chancellor due to unveil his latest Budget on Monday, industry experts have been discussing what they would like to see announced, as well as what measures they expect to emerge from the red briefcase.  ISAs ISAs have grown increasingly complex in recent years and there have been calls from those in the...

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  • Pensions freedoms – where we are, FCA concerns and what happens next

    23 October 2018

    Steve Bailey, director at ATEB Consulting, looks at the impact of the pensions freedoms to date and the potential future action we can expect from the regulator following its 4-phase supervisory project around pensions transfers advice. The pension freedoms, introduced by the Government in April 2015, gave consumers with defined contribution (DC) pensions more freedom around...

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  • Regulators set out joint 5-10 year vision for pensions sector

    22 October 2018

    The Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator have joined forces to deliver better outcomes for pension savers and those entering retirement. In an effort to tackle the challenge of people not having adequate income or the income they anticipated in retirement, the FCA and TPR have set out their vision for the pensions...

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  • Pension ‘stealth’ tax needs addressing

    22 October 2018

    Pension savers opting to access their pension pots without receiving financial advice are falling victim to stealth taxes, which could have a devastating impact on their future financial security, according to LEBC Group.  Kay Ingram, LEBC director of public policy, has called for greater protection for those who access their pensions without the benefit...

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  • More people likely to lose sight of their pension pots

    21 October 2018

    In light of recent research which showed the UK’s lost pension pots could be worth as much as £20 billion, Aegon has warned that the situation is likely to get worse as a result of auto-enrolment. Research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) estimated there are collectively around 1.6 million pots worth £19.4...

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  • Middle income earners will benefit from LTA rise

    18 October 2018

    New inflation figures will affect both the State Pension and the lifetime allowance limited.   Following publication of the inflation figures for September, pensioners can expect to see their State Pension rise by up to £221 a year from April 2019.  The pension will be worth £8,767 from next April, rising from the current...

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