Category Archives: Middle East

The FCA is quite right to be worried about DB transfers.


The FCA has published an interesting blog entitled Our work on DB transfers. The nub of its findings follow Since October 2015 we have reviewed a total of 88 DB transfers where the recommendation was to transfer. Out of these, … Continue reading

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Treasury 1 DWP 0 (Steve Webb o.g. 89 minutes)


I wouldn’t like to be Steve Webb this afternoon. Having protested for the past few weeks that the DWP‘s auto-enrolment timeline was carved in stone, we learn today that employers with 3000 or less employees  (for details follow this link!) will have another year or so to … Continue reading

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“Our weapon is the camera”


Perhaps the measure of political control in Libya is calibrated by fear.
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