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18/12/2018

If you are covering the DWP’s paper on the new ways to stimulate retirement saving among Britain’s 4.8 million self-employed, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Quilter:

17/12/2018

If you are covering the Government’s Good Work plan in which it announces it will publish a paper on ways to boost pension saving among the self-employed ‘this winter’, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Quilter:

12/12/2018

If you are covering the ONS statistics released today about the changing healthy life expectancies for men and women and their impact that these have on the state pension age, please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pension expert at Quilter:

04/12/2018

If you are covering the FCA’s release about the results of its Scamsmart awareness campaign, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Quilter:

28/11/2018

The government, concerned about the outdated nature of trust taxation, has launched a wide-sweeping review aimed at ensuring trust taxation is simply, transparent and fair. 

26/11/2018

If you are covering the Ipsos MORI evaluation of the Pension Wise service released today, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Quilter:

22/11/2018

If you’re covering the first report from the Office of Tax Simplification’s review into inheritance tax, which is due to be released in the next 24-hours, please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter:

07/11/2018

If you’re covering the launch of the consultation on trust taxation please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter.

07/11/2018

Today the Supreme Court ruled the trustees of Barnardo’s pension scheme are not allowed to change the measure of inflation used for pension payments. If you’re covering the issue please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Quilter: 

05/11/2018

This evening the Ministry of Justice announced they are continuing to pursue a banded structure for probate fees. While they’ve ensured fees will never be more than 0.5% of the value of the estate a £500k estate will pay over 10 times more at £2,500, while an estate over £2m could pay up to 3,771% more.  

05/11/2018

Old Mutual Wealth, part of Quilter, will now be able to consider customers looking for life cover who have both heart disease, or cerebrovascular disease (e.g. stroke) and diabetes, a combination the industry typically flatly declines. 

02/11/2018

If you’re covering the latest figures from HMRC on flexible payments from pensions please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter. 

31/10/2018

If you are covering the latest pension flexibility statistics contained in the Pension schemes newsletter 104, which reveal that in Q3 2018 over £38m has been repaid due to HMRC over-taxation, bringing the total amount overtaxed since pension freedoms to £372m, please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter.

30/10/2018

Figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal trends in intergenerational transfers. Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter comments on how IHT policy, which encourages wealth to be transferred on death, needs a rethink. 

29/10/2018

If you are covering today's UK Budget Statement please see the below comments from our spokespeople. 

23/10/2018

Office for National Statistic’s analysis released today shows for young people, aged 16 to 29 years, the level and growth of median annual earnings were generally lower for women than men, whether they were degree- or school-educated, or had no qualifications. 

19/10/2018

This week the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of HMRC’s approach to pension transfers in the case of ill health. Meaning if someone transfers their benefits when they know their life expectancy is impaired and they die within the following two years (or later in certain circumstances) it is subject to inheritance tax. 

18/10/2018

If you’re covering the joint strategy on pension regulation from the Financial Conduct Authority and The Pensions Regulator please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter. 

17/10/2018

Recent earnings and inflation figures this week have revealed the state pensions is set to increase by 2.6% thanks to the triple lock as average earnings in the last year have grown at a quicker rate than inflation, which was 2.4% in September.

11/10/2018

If you’re covering the Department for Work and Pensions latest employment figures for those age 50 and over, please see the following comment from Rachael Griffin, tax and financial planning expert at Quilter. 

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