Last week, we were informed of another stumbling block on the government’s disaster-filled path towards putting a viable apprenticeship funding plan in place.
By the time I left school at the age of 15, with no qualifications, I had been called a few choice names by my teachers and received many predictions about where my future lay.
Rather than making a knee-jerk rejection, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) should follow Aegon UK’s lead by focussing on fairness and affordability when considering the latest Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) funding proposals.
The recent scary antics of Halloween were an appropriate backdrop for Scottish Widows to release the even more frightening results of a survey about the protection coverage of the UK’s self-employed.
As the nights darken and the winter cold approaches, it is a good time to consider spending a few tax-deductible days in the Californian sunshine.
Knock, knock. Are you there? More importantly, are you listening?
I ask this question because of the enormous opportunities the current market is presenting for each and every adviser, whether working within a large firm or a one-person practice, as an independent adviser or restricted.
There is currently very little that we know with any certainty about what to expect from the UK’s Brexit negotiations. Hard or soft? Single market or free trade area? Bad deal or no deal?