FTSE 100 firms’ pension liabilities are in better shape than a year ago, but for several blue-chip names pensions represent a ‘material risk’ and dividends could be cut.
At a later date the Financial Conduct Authority will also be consulting on the banning of derivatives products based on cryptoassets, with contracts for difference products likely the main target.
The Insolvency Service has wound up 24 companies involved in pension fraud since 2015, representing 3,750 individuals and £202 million of contributions.
Individuals who manipulate and control their partner’s money could face prosecution under government plans to widen the statutory definition of domestic abuse.
Shoppers are paying the same for more than 200 items in their baskets, but products have shrunk in size, figures show.
Almost all (97%) of advisers surveyed said they were either ‘very concerned’ or ‘fairly concerned’ about the potential for clients becoming aggrieved that their money is invested in a firm de
Average rates are rising across the board for first time in seven years
The new record figure, £99.8 billion in 2018, was 5.1% higher in headline terms compared with 2017.
The pessimistic stance is a sign of caution for investors that ‘cheap’ UK shares could become even cheaper and remain out of form, depending on the outcome of Brexit.
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The government is to introduce changes to pension age state benefits that will impact older couples of different ages.
Sales are expected to slump in the months leading up to Brexit, according to surveyors.