Pension Plan Pay Warning

  Just one in ten self-employed workers paid into a personal pension plan in 2013/14, according to an analysis by pension firm Prudential of the most recent data made available by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Office for National Statistics.   This is a sharp drop on the 2001/02 figure of 34 per […]

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Changes in Law: Pensions & Gender Pay

There are some big changes in employment law in 2016, and companies need to be prepared Employment law is constantly evolving, as new rules and regulations come into force, and as such it’s imperative employers are informed and prepared. 2016 will see a number of important changes of which all employers should be aware Pensions […]

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PENSIONS

Tasting the Freedoms:  savers have spent the money or held it in cash The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has published its latest wave of research on patterns in retirement following the reforms. Of those adults aged 55-70 surveyed, the majority, 63%, had started to look at how they would take their pension, and 23 […]

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The Week in Numbers – 13th January 2016

The Week in Numbers 225 – Number of Investment Advisers Santander expects to employ by the end of March 7% – Fall in China’s CSI 300 index on Monday, triggering newly-introduced “Circuit-Breakers” that halted trading for the day 21% – Rise in mortgage approvals year-on-year in November, according to Bank of England Figures 13k – […]

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The Week in Numbers – 3rd November

The Week in Numbers – 3rd November 2015 44% – Year-on-year rise in pension investment inflows reported by St James’s Place in the third quarter , from £430m to £620m 0.5% – Growth in UK GDP in the third quarter, according to estimates from the Office for National Statistics £15.4m – Redress that payday lender […]

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The Week in Numbers – 23rd Sept 2015

51% – Proportion of people who do not know if their provider levies charges for managing their pension pot. 0% – CPI inflation in August, down from 0.1% in July according to the Office for National Statistics 80% – Proportion of investment houses that publish out-of-date fund data, research by fintech company Instinct Studios shows […]

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The Week in Numbers – 30th July

The Week in Numbers – 30th July 186 – Visits made to Barclays by the FCA during 2014, according to a Freedom of Information request – the most of any British bank 145% – Jump in compensation paid relating to investment advisers in 2014/15, totalling £183m, according to the FSCS annual report £20bn – Savings […]

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The Week in Numbers

The Week in Numbers £15bn – Potential annual cost of maintaining the state pension triple-lock, according to the institute for fiscal studies 47% – Size for the stake in Tenet owned by the enlarged Aviva/Friends Life Group. Money Marketing reveals this week that Aviva is considering selling its stake in the network. 37% – Drop […]

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