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Comment & Analysis

Blog: Opposition parties need radical policies to shake up snap election

Despite catching everyone off guard by announcing a general election last week, the prime minister will be hoping for a campaign of few surprises as she prepares to negotiate Brexit.

Altmann: Forget Brexit, election is May's play to change Britain

May is determined that Brexit will not just change our relationship with the EU, but the whole country and is looking for greater power to push through reforms.

Ian Taylor: Super clean share classes create another fine mess

Super clean share classes have created unexpected disadvantages, as a complex combination of restrictions at platform, firm and client level muddy the waters.

Blog: The best remedy to retirement regrets is to carry on working

Many older people are filled with dread as they contemplate retirement rather than being excited about the next chapter of their life, and remaining at work may be the solution.

Tax Doctor: New nil-rate band helps reduce IHT bill

The new residence nil-rate band can help wealthy widow Joan reduce the inheritance tax liability on her estate, but she may have to make gifts to direct descendants or set up a trust.

Adviser Workshop: How to boost productivity

Emma Ames (pictured), Pete Matthew and Paul Hutton discussing ways of improving productivity in the workplace

Moaning Lisa: pension system needs three simple changes

The lifetime ISA is the latest complex product to hit an already complicated savings market, but while pensions need to evolve, there are better and more simplistic ways of doing so

Blog: State pension promises will be key battleground in election

Promises about the value of the state pension and the age at which people can claim it are likely to be important in this year's general election, even if tax relief reform is kicked further down the line.

Platform review will focus on value for money (whatever that means)

Today's announcement by the FCA of an imminent investment platforms market study does not come as a surprise, and is arguably long overdue.

Q&A with the FCA: what we learned from the regulator's big day

Following the publication of the FCA's Business Plan and Mission, the regulator's leadership team held a Q&A, where they talked Brexit, suitability and vertical integration, among other things.

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2 Comments Play Aberdeen chief: Standard Life deal gives us chance to own distribution

Aberdeen chief: Standard Life deal gives us chance to own distribution

As Aberdeen Asset Management prepares its historic merger with Standard Life, Aberdeen’s chief executive Martin Gilbert sat down with Citywire to answer our questions on the company’s future, and his own.

Play Bond manager Binns focuses on capital preservation

Bond manager Binns focuses on capital preservation

Paola Binns says her Royal London Sterling Credit fund has performed well over the medium term and explains the philosophy of investing heavily in asset-backed securities and banks.

NMA Profile
1 Comment Adviser Profile: Saran Allott-Davey and Chris Jordan of Heron House Financial Management

Adviser Profile: Saran Allott-Davey and Chris Jordan of Heron House Financial Management

Cover star veterans Saran Allott-Davey and Chris Jordan have proved their pedigree, offering an ongoing service at Heron House Financial Management that can compete with the rest of the field.