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05/07/2018

Guy Opperman has confirmed that just 19,000 grandparents have made use of childcare national insurance credit, which count towards your qualifying years for a full state pension. With an estimated 100,000 grandparents eligible, this means under 20% have claimed. 

28/06/2018

If you’re covering the FCA’s Retirement Outcomes Review and consultation on pension freedoms please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Old Mutual Wealth. Ian welcomes the possibility of default investment pathways and wake-up packs, but warns of the disastrous complexity of decoupling tax free cash. 

27/06/2018

Today the Supreme Court ruled that a heterosexual couple can enter a civil partnership. Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Old Mutual Wealth, says this leaves the door open for other duos, such as siblings, to argue they are being discriminated against if they cannot enter a civil partnership.Civil partnerships, like marriages, offer legal and financial protection for both parties in the event of the relationship ending and benefits including inheritance, tax, pensions and next-of-kin arrangements. 

27/06/2018

If you are covering the Housing, Communities and Local Government and Health and Social Care Committees' joint report which calls for a sustainable funding solution for adult social care, please find comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert, Old Mutual Wealth, part of Quilter Plc:

26/06/2018

If you are covering the Department for Work and Pensions’ consultation which sets out the different ways to improve The Pension Regulator's (TPR) powers and increase DB member protections, please find comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert Old Mutual Wealth, part of Quilter Plc:

26/06/2018

If you are covering the report from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed on How to solve the self-employed pensions crisis, please find comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Old Mutual Wealth, part of Quilter Plc:

22/06/2018

If you’re covering the government’s response to the Work and Pensions Committee recommendations for pension freedoms please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Old Mutual Wealth. He explains the risks of default drawdown and why NEST should be allowed to develop its own drawdown products. 

13/06/2018

This morning Supreme Court justices rejected a landmark appeal by Pimlico Plumbers over the employment status of a plumber. The justices unanimously agreed that plumbing and heating engineer, Gary Smith, qualified as a ‘worker’ under employment law rather than a contractor.  

12/06/2018

Figures from the ONS today revealed an unexpected decline in wage growth, which when coupled with the uptick in pension contribution rates, could lead to a decline in retirement savings. 

04/06/2018

David Still has been appointed managing director of Old Mutual Wealth’s ‘Heritage’ Life Assurance business, reporting to Steven Levin, CEO of Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform & Heritage. David will be responsible for the future development of the business, as well as operational and conduct risk management of the Old Mutual Wealth Life Assurance closed books. 

01/06/2018

If you’re covering the Treasury’s consultation on pre-paid funeral plans and the Competition Market Authority’s investigation into the funeral sector please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Old Mutual Wealth. 

31/05/2018

If you’re covering the Financial Conduct Authority’s review and action on high-cost credit please see the following comment from Jane Goodland, responsible business director at Quilter. The FCA’s crackdown includes immediate rules to increase transparency on overdrafts and considering a cap on rent-to-own prices.

25/05/2018

If you’re covering the savings paper from the Office of Tax Simplification issued today, please see the following comments from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert and Ian Browne, pensions expert at Old Mutual Wealth. They discuss the overall complexities of the tax system, overpayment of tax on pension withdrawals and ISA simplification.

23/05/2018

Old Mutual Wealth continues to strengthen its adviser support team through the appointments of pension specialist, John Corbyn, and offshore specialist, Ash Kapasi. 

21/05/2018

If you’re covering the FCA’s review of automated investment services, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Old Mutual Wealth: 

16/05/2018

If you’re covering the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s final report on the Carillion collapse please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Old Mutual Wealth. 

04/05/2018

Old Mutual Wealth is further strengthening its specialist sales team through the appointment of Jamie Clark as pensions specialist. 

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