What is the impact of Automatic Enrolment?

Posted on March 26, 2015 No Comments

  Automatic Enrolment What is the impact for both employers and employees? The Office of National Statistics 2014 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings provides us with evidence of the considerable impact of Automatic Enrolment within the pensions arena – for employees and employers. According to the survey findings: The workplace pension scheme membership figures […]

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Budget Summary 2015: The Election Budget

Posted on March 19, 2015 No Comments

Click here to download the summary in PDF format. Introduction and Political Background As the Chancellor stood up to speak on Wednesday March 18th there were less than 50 days to go until the General Election on May 7th. The opinion polls – and the bookmakers – still had the Conservatives marginally ahead, with David […]

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March Economy Market Update

Posted on March 6, 2015 No Comments

March Economy Market Update At last! A full house, ladies and gentlemen. For the first time since we started this bulletin all the major world stock markets moved resolutely upwards in February. Some by a little, some by a lot and some – step forward the UK – finally breaking through a previous high from […]

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More changes for pensions? The Pensions Minister hopes so.

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Ahead of the forthcoming pension freedom reforms in April, Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, has called for even further changes to the UK pension industry, to make life easier for retirees. Speaking at The Resolution Foundation in London, Mr Webb advocated for the creation of a dedicated Government Pension Department, amid a raft of further suggested […]

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5 Key Concerns When Approaching Retirement

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Are you relishing the arrival of your retirement, whenever it may be due? A recent survey from Aegon found that whilst people continued to have positive aspirations for retirement, there was nevertheless a widespread lack of confidence that retirement would actually deliver. With careful planning though, you can address all of your potential concerns and […]

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Video: Budget 2015 Preview

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George Osborne will be delivering his last Budget before the General Election in May this month. It’s sure to be an announcement full of major policy announcements so we’ve put together a short video on what we can expect… Share our pre Budget 2015 video!

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North East Adviser Firm of the Year 2015!

Posted on February 13, 2015 No Comments

We recently posted an article (which you can read here!) looking back 12 months ago when we collected the Professional Adviser North East Adviser Firm of the Year 2014 award from Milton Jones. In December 2014, we received notification from Professional Adviser that we had been shortlisted for the 2015 title too! The glamorous event took place at […]

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February Economy Market Update

Posted on February 9, 2015 No Comments

The great thing about writing this bulletin is that you make a note of something which looks hugely significant around the middle of the month and then something else comes along which makes it pale into insignificance. In this case the ‘hugely significant’ event was the fall in UK inflation – what came along was […]

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Throwback! What were we doing 1 year ago?

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The last 12 months have been full of momentous occasions for IFP and a year we will certainly remember. We celebrated turning 10, had two fabulous events in respect of this, named in the New Model Adviser Top 100 Adviser Firms in the UK and was awarded the Professional Adviser North East Adviser Firm of the […]

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Meet Beth, IFP’s latest Apprentice!

Posted on February 5, 2015 No Comments

      IFP pride ourselves on the education and training we provide for young individuals. We offer graduate trainee positions and apprenticeship schemes within the firm and are delighted to introduce you to our latest apprentice, Bethany Jones.  Beth started working for IFP in October 2014 and to help you get to know her, we held a […]

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