Insurance firms should be ‘encouraged’ by latest on Brexit
Cross border insurers operating in Europe should take “some encouragement” from the positive developments in the UK and EU Brexit negotiations, an industry expert has said.
Mifid II exposes ‘charging grubbiness’ of top 20 funds
Some of the biggest names in UK retail are charging investors nearly double the ongoing charges figure (OCF) of their funds, Mifid II regulations have brought to light.
DB pension deficit headache worsens for struggling employers
The UK High Court has ruled that communications group BT cannot change a pension scheme from the retail price index (RPI) to the generally lower consumer price index, placing more significance on an imminent government white paper on defined benefit pension schemes, a legal expert says.
Rich get richer through tax avoidance, warns charity
Global leaders should do more to crack down on tax avoidance after figures revealed that global wealth rose $9.2trn (£6.6trn, €7.5trn) in the year to June 2017, with $7.6trn going to the top 1% who are not paying their fair share, Oxfam has said.
Ireland dubbed tax ‘black hole’ by EU commissioner
Ireland, along with several other EU countries, have been called tax policy ‘black holes’ by the EU commissioner, but he dismissed claims for their inclusion on the EU tax haven blacklist.
Make America indebted again
On the one-year anniversary of president Donald Trump’s inauguration, his administration is more divided than ever with growing murmurs of a government shutdown. One thing the president seems to have unwavering support on is his tax bill, but with treasury yields rising should investors be more concerned?