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Pension top up scheme explained

On Monday 12th October the government launches its state pension top up scheme, known as ‘Class 3A National Insurance contributions’. By Hargreaves Lansdown comment: Tom McPhail, Head of Retirement Policy.

Article by: | Published: 12 October 2015

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Corbynomics – a path to penury?

As Jeremy Corbyn makes a predictably controversial start to his tenure as Labour leader, the Centre for Policies takes a cold hard look at the economic realities of Corbynomics and what it could mean for the UK economy

Article by: | Published: 14 September 2015

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Employers failing on new drawdown flexibilities

New research from LifeSight, Towers Watson’s UK DC master trust, shows that only 4-in-10 (43 percent) employers plan to offer a drawdown option as part of their pension plan. Despite this, Towers Watson’s survey of over 100 employers reveals that nearly 9-in-10 (87 percent) employers believe that their staff will want to access some or all of their pension using the new drawdown flexibilities after the age of 55.

Article by: | Published: 7 September 2015

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Winning roles: Moneyball 2.0

Business can learn a lot from sports in terms of using analytics to optimize talent decisions in a predictive and strategic way. By Mike Kennedy, Analytics Evangelist & Director of Marketing, Talent Analytics, Corp.

Article by: | Published: 24 August 2015

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Market consolidation and contraction increases importance of impartial advice

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) approval of AXA PPP’s acquisition of Simplyhealth’s private medical insurance and self-insured health care trust business is the latest in a long line of consolidations stretching back more than a decade, and follows hot on the heels of the same Insurers acquisition of The Permanent Health Company weeks earlier.

Article by: | Published: 18 August 2015

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Pension freedom – where are people investing?

Four months on from the new pension freedom rules, here’s an in-depth analysis of where drawdown savers have been investing their pension through their drawdown account. From Hargreaves Lansdown.

Article by: | Published: 7 August 2015