Are you seized with election fever yet? Well even if you are not, it is beholden on advisers to help inform their clients about threats and opportunities if there are any.
All of three UK-wide parties with representation in Parliament have issued their election manifestos.
The Telegraph reports that Boris Johnson has promised to release the lion – the UK economy - from the cage - in its report on the Conservative manifesto.
Citywire hones in on Labour plans to equalise CGT and dividends payouts with 'normal taxable income'.
Post manifesto, Labour has promised to compensate WASPI women potentially by £30,000 each, costing £58bn as the BBC reports.
As I have noted in some of these reviews previously, there has been a great deal of scepticism from many pension professionals about the fairness of any reversal in retirement ages or extra payments to this cohort.
Yet the issue has moved into the realm of electoral politics. Three million are affected and that is a lot of votes. I think this is one to watch, especially to see if there is any shift from the Conservatives who have so far ruled out any idea of compensation.
Nutmeg’s former chief investment officer Shaun Port has joined JP Morgan.
Professional Adviser’s Tom Ellis considers the new kid on the block in terms of platforms as Embark buys the Zurich Investment Platform.
St James’s Place has appointed Helena Morrissey as a non-executive director just weeks after speculation she might become Bank of England Governor.
A Sheffield financial adviser is jailed for stealing £600,000 from his own family members to fund a lavish lifestyle.
Professional Adviser also reports that Quilter is not scared prior to its replatforming. Hopefully its advisers are not scared either.