UK - Accountancy firm Thomas May & Co has teamed up with Beckett Financial Services to offer its clients investment, pensions and financial planning advice.
Thomas May managing partner Brian Carruthers said: “In dealing with clients’ financial matters we are in an excellent position to advise them on their pensions, investment strategy and financial planning generally.”
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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