Budget 2014 Pension Reforms

Although we know that most firms are aware of the FCA’s post 2014 budget guidance, it is most certainly worthwhile our highlighting and reiterating what is expected of firms in the interim period i.e. up to April 2015.

The FCA’s guidance FG14-03 can be found here and if you have not already done so, please read this carefully. Note in particular the guidance in section 2 that explains what is expected for clients in different stages of the retirement process.

We recommend that you formally document your response to the guidance paper.

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Our View

This guidance is only 10 pages long. Section 2 is essential reading. There are best practice suggestions that should be implemented for the interim period prior to the new rules that come into effect in April 2015.

Action Required By You

  • Read the guidance;
  • Decide what, if any actions are required;
  • Document your response.
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Steve is an ATEB Director and has a deep understanding of all matter regulatory, built up over his 30 years + in the industry. With a training background and a technical brain, he overseas numerous complex projects and client implementation work.

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