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Police have ended their investigation into STM chief executive Alan Kentish, who was arrested in Gibraltar in October 2017, with no further action.
So it was with bated breath that Chancellor Philip Hammond stood to deliver his November Budget speech. Rumours has been swirling for weeks that pensions could be hit with changes to taxation. It was suggested that this would be to pay towards the NHS deficit among other things. It was with great relief that when he sat down and we reviewed the actual Budget papers that this was all just speculation and there was little impact. This can only be a good thing as any meddling impacts the distrust that consumers have for the pensions system and makes it difficult for advisers to plan for the long term with clients. How many times have we heard that PCLS or tax-free cash as it is more commonly known will be scrapped? Every Budget for as long as I can remember.
SIPP-provider St. James’s Place Wealth Management has welcomed another 41 qualified advisers to a new career in Financial Planning.
SIPPs firm Yorsipp is cutting the cost of in-specie property transfers.
Direct lending investment manager and platform Goji has revealed it will be offering a new low-cost SIPP.
AMPS has urged its members to absorb lessons from the recent Berkeley Burke SIPP judicial review but says the case is “no game changer” for the majority of firms.
The FCA has written to SIPP firms to reiterate regulatory commitments following the judgement in the Berkeley Burke case.
Discretionary fund manager (DFM) and Sipp provider Greyfriars Asset Management has slumped into administration.
SIPP provider Curtis Banks has refreshed its SIPP due diligence guide for advisers.
Financial Planner and wealth manager Saunderson House has parted company with its investment director Chris Sexton after 14 years.
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