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Gleeds scheme sponsors face £45m bill following High Court ruling

The sponsors of the Gleeds Retirement Benefits Scheme could face a £45m bill following a ruling in the High Court over the validity of the scheme’s deeds.

17 Apr 2014 | 11:35 

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Retirees to be told life expectancy as part of Budget 'guidance'

Retirees receiving financial 'guidance' via the government's 'right-to-advice' promise outlined at Budget 2014 will also be told how long they are likely to live to help inform their decision about what to do with their retirement savings, Steve Webb has reportedly said.

17 Apr 2014 | 11:17

Buy-in prices ‘fall 3%’ after budget

Buy-in prices have fallen by up to 3% as a result of changes announced in last month’s Budget, one consultant says.

17 Apr 2014 | 10:15

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