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Election is perfect chance to address unfair tax relief limits

Pensions are the perennial scapegoat when politicians look for incentives in their election promises, but the inequality between DB and DC schemes requires the most telling intervention.

SimplyBiz tackles skills shortage with advice apprenticeship scheme

The New Model Business Academy (NMBA), the not-for profit training and development division of the SimplyBiz Group, has received formal accreditation for its new apprenticeship programme from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).

Why advisers must ask platforms about future plans

Advisers must assess platforms’ ability to adapt to future technological and regulatory challenges, and their plans need to be meticulous to the extent of preparing for disaster.

Blog: Retirement could be a seasonal habit instead of a permanent one

With an election on the way policymakers should be debating likely retirement outcomes, but though politicians fear scaring voters with tough choices, there is good news in changes.

Blog: Opposition parties need radical policies to shake up snap election

Despite catching everyone off guard by announcing a general election last week, the prime minister will be hoping for a campaign of few surprises as she prepares to negotiate Brexit.

Altmann: Forget Brexit, election is May's play to change Britain

May is determined that Brexit will not just change our relationship with the EU, but the whole country and is looking for greater power to push through reforms.

Ian Taylor: Super clean share classes create another fine mess

Super clean share classes have created unexpected disadvantages, as a complex combination of restrictions at platform, firm and client level muddy the waters.

Blog: The best remedy to retirement regrets is to carry on working

Many older people are filled with dread as they contemplate retirement rather than being excited about the next chapter of their life, and remaining at work may be the solution.

Tax Doctor: New nil-rate band helps reduce IHT bill

The new residence nil-rate band can help wealthy widow Joan reduce the inheritance tax liability on her estate, but she may have to make gifts to direct descendants or set up a trust.

Video pick
Play CEO tapes: 'The only reason you get fired is relationships'

CEO tapes: 'The only reason you get fired is relationships'

In the second instalment of Citywire's video interview with asset management chief executives, we discuss why relationships are more important than assets in fund management.

7 Comments Play CEO tapes: ‘I couldn’t hack the lad culture anymore’

CEO tapes: ‘I couldn’t hack the lad culture anymore’

Citywire recently spoke to chief executives at some of the UK's biggest asset managers. In this video they talk about how a 'lad culture' is hampering diversity in fund management.

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Adviser Profile: Andy Rowe of Evolution Financial Services

Adviser Profile: Andy Rowe of Evolution Financial Services

Andy Rowe has secured a number of significant acquisitions as he looks to assemble a talented team that can help Evolution Financial Services achieve its ambitious goals.