UK GDP was 1.2% higher in December 2020 as eased lockdown restrictions for the month helped to bring total growth for the fourth quarter of the year to 1% overall, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.
The Q4 rise added to the 16.1% growth seen in the third quarter, but December growth remained 6.3% below pre-lockdown February levels and growth in the final three months of the year was 6.6% lower than...
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) has urged the government to tackle social care reform and to support alternative structures, such as collective defined contribution (CDC) schemes, to rebalance the risks facing individuals.
The former restructuring advisory and employer covenant business of KPMG has rebranded and launched as Interpath Advisory.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has welcomed the government’s intention to extend the scope of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
This week’s top stories included the FRC issuing a £65,000 penalty and severe reprimand against Richard Jones over previous advice to Guinness Peat Group, and news of Emma Douglas’ departure from LGIM.
The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has voted unanimously to hold its key interest rate at 0.1%, with the central bank now forecasting a stronger outlook for GDP growth and inflation.