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Press the mute button

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Editorial: A mute button would sometimes be useful for trustees as the volume is cranking up ahead of the election on June 8.

Election news sparks industry speculation

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election on June 8 this year has left pension commentators divided over the effect this might have on pensions policy.

Bromley tilts towards income as outflows bite

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Faced with a projected cash outflow of nearly £5m in 2016-17, the London Borough of Bromley pension fund is trying to keep income up with a new investment strategy.

Not the end of the world

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Editorial: It is never nice to see more money leave your wallet than comes in. 

L for Lisa

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Editorial: Apart from the letter L, the lifetime Isa has much in common with its older relative in the way it was received when it first landed.

 

Look to the future

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Editorial: The political ties with the EU have been officially cut, it’s true. But it is important to remember that the UK will not be able to swim away into the Atlantic and attach itself to bigger cousins.

Dawn of the dashboards?

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Editorial: The pensions dashboard will, it is hoped, change the way people look at their pension in more than the literal sense.

State of flux

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Editorial: The announcement of a second Scottish independence referendum took many by surprise, including the British government – which has of course since poured fuel on the fire by announcing it will temporarily block it.

FCA throws cold water on IA input ambitions

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PLSA Investment Conference 2017: The Financial Conduct Authority’s director of strategy and competition Christopher Woolard has said he does not want to be bound by industry initiatives in making new rules for asset managers.

The art of effecting change

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Editorial: The Budget announcement brought changes welcomed and less welcomed by the industry, such as the tax on qualifying recognised overseas scheme transfers and the money purchase annual allowance, but it was the focus on the self-employed that might give a flavour of what is to come.

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