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The risks of turning pensions tax relief upside down

Alongside the Budget, the Government launched a consultation on whether to turn the taxation of pensions on its head by replacing upfront tax relief on pension contributions with tax-free pension payments. Commentary by David Robbins, a senior consultant at Towers Watson,

Article by: | Published: 10 July 2015

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Step by step to a productive quarterly review

Regular quarterly reviews of your business plan are a crucial if you want fast, sustainable growth. But are you doing the right kind of review? Asks Shweta Jhajharia from The London Coaching Group.

Article by: | Published: 29 June 2015

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Greek tragedy

The rumblings in Europe appear to be building to a crescendo as the Greek debt negotiations reach a critical phase. Article from Mark Dampier, Head of Research, Hargreaves Lansdown.

Article by: | Published: 19 June 2015

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Global cost of living survey revealed

Just as foreign exchange costs create headwinds for many multinational organisations, currency fluctuations - driven by economic and political unrest - are contributing to the cost of expatriate packages for those on the front line of globalisation of their organisations.

Article by: | Published: 19 June 2015

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Pension freedom denied

Reports are emerging of investors experiencing problems accessing their retirement savings in the wake of the launch of the pension freedoms.

Article by: | Published: 12 June 2015

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FM survey – surge in confidence in economic outlook

The UK facilities management (FM) sector is increasingly optimistic about prospects for both the UK economy and growth in FM over the coming year, according to research conducted by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) in partnership with i-FM.net and Barclays.

Article by: | Published: 26 May 2015

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Call for independent retirement savings commission

In a report by the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) titled ‘The Case for an Independent Retirement Savings Commission’ the National Association of Pension Funds, Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) come together to make the case for a standing independent retirement savings commission.

Article by: | Published: 5 May 2015