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The DOL Fiduciary Rule: Are Commission Structures for Retirement Investment Advisers a Thing of the Past?

On Wednesday, February 9, a Texas federal judge upheld the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) controversial fiduciary rule for retirement investment advisers — just hours after the agency had asked to stay the case in light of President Donald Trump’s directive to it on February 3rd to conduct an “economic and legal analysis” of the … Continue Reading

UK Autumn Budget Statement 2014 – salary sacrifice

Within the detail of the Autumn Statement yesterday, George Osborne said measures would be taken to prevent, “payments of benefits in lieu of salary”. HM Treasury also said that tax relief would be prevented on reimbursed business expenses where they are paid in conjunction with a salary sacrifice scheme. Not unusually, it is unclear at … Continue Reading

Auto-enrolment – a last-minute guide for UK employers: Part 3

The obligation to enrol employees into a ‘qualifying scheme’ applies (unless an exception applies) to employers with one worker as much as it does to those with 200,000. Thankfully, the Government has realised that it would be difficult for a very small company to offer the same pension arrangement as a multinational corporation. Consequently, a … Continue Reading