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16/08/2018

Figures from the Office for National Statistics today show the number of Civil Partnerships are increasing along with the average age, with more than half aged 50 or over. 

13/08/2018

Today’s analysis from the Office for National Statistics on the impacts of ageing population reveals a worrying picture, according to Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter. 

09/08/2018

John Gill has been appointed to the board of Quilter Plc’s UK platform business, Old Mutual Wealth, as a non-executive director.

07/08/2018

If you’re covering today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics on life expectancy please see the following comment from Ian Browne, pensions expert at Quilter plc: 

02/08/2018

If you are covering the Bank of England’s decision to raise interest rates to 0.75%, please see the following comments from Gordon Andrews and Jon Greer. 

01/08/2018

If you’re covering the latest figures on attitudes to savings and pensions from the Office for National Statistics, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, head of retirement policy at Quilter. Jon discusses figures around auto-enrolment, financial resilience of pensioners, the knowledge gap brought by pension freedoms and self-employed saving habits. 

27/07/2018

New population estimates from the ONS reveals that cohabitation continues to grow in popularity, rising to close to 6m* cohabitee couples in Britain. This increases pressure on government to consider who benefits from inheritance and tax rights, says Gordon Andrews, tax expert at Quilter:

23/07/2018

Addition of new medical conditions including mental illness and cancer in situ – with surgery Over a dozen improvements to payment conditions Improvements to children’s cover, which comes as standard, with eight new child specific conditions Addition of First time Cover- once a child turns 22 and they are no longer covered by their parents policy they can apply for their own cover, without underwriting, up to £25,000 or £50,000 if both parents are covered

20/07/2018

If you’re the Government’s announcement today that it will be conducting a technical consultation on a pensions cold calling ban, please see the following comment from Jon Greer, Head of Retirement Policy at Quilter Plc.

18/07/2018

Today the Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal of a businessman who had been ordered by the Court of Appeal to increase maintenance payments to his former wife, 16 years after their divorce.  

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. 

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