We seem to be in the phase of the crisis which involves heated debates as we return to some degree of normality.
HMRC is pushing for 10-year prison sentences for abuse of the furlough scheme according to draft legislation as Citywire reports.
A new report ‘Protecting the Protectors' published by LifeSearch argues that some life insurance firms are using fraudulent short-term tactics amid misleading advertising, the reselling of consumer data and impersonation of insurance brands to generate leads.
This is hard hitting language. As Professional Adviser notes, the report says: "We believe that every single life Insurance lead should have an accompanying certificate created at the source and start of the customer journey by an independent technology business. That certificate will certify the authenticity of the data, the advertising used and the veracity of the compliance information."
Bella Caridade-Ferreira, CEO of Fundscape, makes an argument in favour of active management rebutting at least some of journalist/campaigner Robin Powell's previous arguments. She suggest that more active funds outperform than Powell suggests.
David Fox, director of sales and marketing at Dentons Pension Management suggests scrapping the tapered annual allowance and money purchase annual allowance.
FTAdviser considers where advisers may look for dividends given the falls in payouts.
The pensions industry welcomes the new superfunds regime as Corporate Adviser reports.
Savills predicts a 7.5 per cent fall in house prices in 2020 according to Mortgage Strategy.
Unbiased is under fire for the quality of its leads. Advisers are questioning the usefulness of the service.