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Occupational DC pension scheme 'short service refunds' to end in October 2015

Members of occupational defined contribution (DC) pension schemes who leave an employer after less than two years of service will no longer be able to take a 'short service refund' of any contributions they have paid into that scheme from October 2015, the... 23 Oct 2014

Report: give English "metro areas" more powers over transport, skills and immigration to boost national growth

Giving England's built-up 'metro areas' more control over regional transport, skills training and immigration, as well as more powers to raise and retain certain taxes, could boost national economic growth by as much as £79 billion annually by 2030, a year-long... 23 Oct 2014

Institutional investors set out stance on payment of "allowances" in new guidelines on executive pay

Variable "allowances" should generally not be included as part of directors' fixed pay because they are "inconsistent with the spirit of simplicity, clarity and pay for performance", according to new guidelines published on behalf of institutional investors.... 21 Oct 2014

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