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In August, HM Treasury and the Department for Work & Pensions finally released their response to the ‘Pension Scams’ consultation.
Rowanmoor, the independent SSAS and SIPP provider, is waiving 100% of Rowanmoor SSAS new scheme and takeover set up fees between 1 October 2017 and 31 March 2018.
Talbot and Muir will merge its SIPP and SSAS businesses from October after receiving FCA approval.
Regular readers may recall my Blog from last October, entitled “Cart before horse nonsense has to stop”, in which I berated the time it was taking to get legislation through Parliament, ratifying pension-related changes that had, in effect, already come into force (for example, applying for Fixed Protection 2016).

Taylor Patterson has promoted two members of staff within its SIPP and SSAS pensions’ team.
The FCA this week revealed plans for changes on DB transfer advice, including scrapping guidance that the adviser should start from the assumption that a transfer will be unsuitable.
When Theresa May called a snap General Election in April, few would have envisaged the outcome resulting in a hung parliament and no Conservative majority.
Pensions are at the mercy of many areas of legislation and the unintended consequences of this seems to be hitting areas of pensions more and more and things get even more complicated.
The head of a pensions body has pledged to work with regulators to “restore confidence” in SSAS.
SSAS experts must use their knowledge and skill to help clamp down on scams.
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