UK - Consultant Barnett Waddingham has put back six of its Pensions Tax Simplification seminars.
The firm was forced to postpone the UK events until December or “early 2004” after delays in the second consultation paper by the Inland Revenue.
The delays are believed to stem from a row between prime minister Tony Blair and chancellor Gordon Brown over the proposed £1.4m lifetime limit.
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
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