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    1. May 20, 2015

      CEO pay: it is time for one brave leader to ask for less

      Chief executive pay is a scandal. It is too high, too complicated and has badly damaged the image of business. Even fervent...

    2. May 1, 2015

      More reasons to chop at Morrison

      If you like your annual reports full-fat, glutinous and larded with humbug, then feast your eyes on the latest offering from...

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    1. April 29, 2015

      Industry and unions call for independent pension commission

      The UK’s multibillion-pound pension and insurance industries have joined forces with unions to call on the next government...

    2. April 26, 2015

      Risk management industry must adjust to climate change loss

      Videos produced by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, in which simulated tornadoes and hurricanes tear off...

    3. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because its...

    4. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because its...

    5. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the uncertainties...

    6. February 27, 2015

      Warning over ‘default annuitisation’

      Annuity sales have continued to fall as people approaching retirement age shift their cash into income drawdown ahead of new...

    7. February 25, 2015

      UK pension reforms not ready says industry

      The pensions industry has accused the UK government of failing to prepare properly for the launch of its overhaul of the...

    8. February 24, 2015

      Insurers suggest earlier access to pension funds

      The government is facing growing calls to give younger savers earlier access to their pensions to help them get on the...

    9. February 20, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — insurance premiums

      What does this show? This chart shows how the average annual cost of car and home insurance has changed over the past two...

    10. February 6, 2015

      Flood insurance scheme value criticised

      A scheme designed to extend affordable insurance cover to the growing number of homes at risk of flooding has been...

    11. February 1, 2015

      Insurers warned to use ‘big data’ responsibly

      The insurance industry risks sparking a regulatory crackdown unless it takes “great care” to ensure its increasing use of...

    12. October 27, 2014

      BoE demands climate answers from insurers

      The Bank of England has written to dozens of insurance companies to assess the risk that climate change poses to their...

    13. October 19, 2014

      Insurers press Osborne to find £500m for flood defences

      George Osborne will this week come under pressure to find hundreds of millions of pounds extra to bolster Britain’s flood...

    14. September 19, 2014

      How to cope with serious illness

      The steady expansion of life expectancy is an undoubted triumph for medicine. But our longevity presents well-documented...

    15. September 11, 2014

      Annuity sales fall by a third after changes to pension rules

      Annuity sales collapsed by a third in the months after George Osborne, chancellor, announced radical reforms of the UK...

    16. September 5, 2014

      Webb hints at action on pension exit fees

      Savers in workplace pension schemes will not know until December whether action will be taken to ease any penalties levied...

    17. September 3, 2014

      Insurers attack Bank of England over capital rules

      The Bank of England has been accused by a leading industry body of driving up the cost of insurance by imposing...

    18. August 22, 2014

      Annuity rates drift as reforms start to bite

      Pension savers risk getting a worse deal for their retirement savings as the gap between the best and worst annuity rates...

    19. August 13, 2014

      L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

      Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of British...

    20. July 25, 2014

      Car insurers raise ‘administration’ fees

      Premiums for car insurance continue to fall but insurers are recouping revenue by sharply increasing “sneaky” administration...

    21. July 25, 2014

      Horse-trading begins over pension guidance guarantee

      You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. And you can provide a free, independent at-retirement guidance...

    22. July 23, 2014

      UK flood protection scheme ‘unworkable’ say insurers

      The future of a UK fund intended to prevent homes being left without flood insurance was thrown into doubt after insurers...

    23. July 21, 2014

      Insurers face block on government pensions advice

      Britain’s biggest insurers will be barred from providing the government’s free financial guidance to millions of pension...

    24. July 20, 2014

      Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

      Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses and typically take three years to reach settlements, according to...

    25. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus approved at Sports Direct meeting

      After two previous shareholder rebellions, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley struck third-time lucky on Wednesday when...

    26. July 1, 2014

      ABI appoints Axa UK chief to become next chairman

      The influential Association of British Insurers has turned to the UK chief executive of France-based group Axa to become its...

    27. June 26, 2014

      Punch Taverns closes in on £2.3bn restructuring deal

      Punch Taverns is on the brink of a £2.3bn restructuring deal after it reached an agreement with its biggest group of...

    28. June 20, 2014

      ABI urges investors to reject Sports Direct bonus scheme

      The Association of British Insurers is publicly calling on investors to reject the latest bonus scheme proposed by Sports...

    29. June 18, 2014

      Newton chief executive to chair UK fund body

      The UK asset management association has named Helena Morrissey, the chief executive of Newton, as its new chairman to...

    30. June 9, 2014

      UK pensions industry presses ministers on ‘free guidance’

      The government has been accused of not giving “sufficient urgency” to developing a Budget promise that will lead to hundreds...

    31. June 9, 2014

      Dutch-style pensions for UK face tough credibility test

      Playing with the pension system is a national political sport in the UK, but the coalition government has recently taken it...

    32. May 30, 2014

      Bogus UK insurance claims up 18% in 2013

      Insurers detected record amounts of fraudulent claims in 2013, with a rise in dishonest motor claims driving the overall...

    33. May 26, 2014

      UK capital raising powers trigger investor protests

      One in five of the UK’s largest public companies are facing investor protests over powers to raise funds without seeking...

    34. May 2, 2014

      Fund performance data ‘distorted’

      Performance figures for funds or groups of funds being distorted by discrepancies in the data supplied to investors by...

    35. May 1, 2014

      UK regulator moves to protect minority shareholders

      The Financial Conduct Authority has approved new rules to strengthen the position of minority shareholders when a...

    36. April 25, 2014

      Essar investors step up attack on Ruias over hostile offer

      Leading investors in Essar Energy have escalated their attacks on India’s Ruia family, the company’s majority stakeholder,...

    37. April 11, 2014

      HMRC guidance on cancelled annuities welcomed

      Newly retired pensioners who have backtracked on their decision to buy an annuity will not be penalised, the tax authority...

    38. April 8, 2014

      Doubt cast on Osborne’s pledge to revamp pensions system

      A crucial plank of George Osborne’s Budget pledge to revolutionise the pensions system has been called into question by the...

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