Tax evasion, tax avoidance and pensions


I’ve woken up in the middle of the night drenched in a cold sweat…am I part of a business that facilitates tax avoidance across a number of individuals that would embarrass even the most committed member of an tax evading cabal? Is this activity immoral? Am I party to a grand conspiracy that deprives schools and hospitals of much needed funds? Am I immoral to be a conspirator in this disgraceful act?

Governance in Action

We talk a lot about the plight of Generation Y’s and the issues they face – which, there is no denying, are complex and difficult. But we should not forget about the older generations who may not have benefitted from the luxury of a DB pension or who have struggled to balance their day to day finances over long-term savings.

Will FAMR improve access to financial advice?

Not according to existing advisers. Royal London’s online survey of financial advisers found that the majority (64%) did not believe that FAMR would help to reduce the advice gap. To be fair, it is possible that many existing financial advisers will be largely unaffected. Those who offer a face to face fully comprehensive advice service can continue to do that without having to change their model very much.

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