FROM THE PAPERS
Synopsis: Short summaries of articles we think you will find useful from some of the weekends broadsheets. At the end of each summary is a link to take you directly to the relevant article. Please see Helpful Hints at the end of the bulletin.
Financial Times:” Why Pension’s freedom is still a way off for some”.
Big changes to pension rules which came into force in April were designed to give savers full freedom over their pension’s pots. But the measures are proving a frustrating and disappointing experience for many savers who are facing delays, extra costs and regulatory hurdles trying to access their cash.
Financial Times:” Government faces calls to review ‘victims’ of pension transfers”. The government is facing calls to launch an urgent probe into whether some savers have been left ‘victims’ of rushed policy making after regulatory safeguards were not fully in place before new pension freedoms took effect in April.
Financial Times:” Frozen duty drives motoring taxes to new low”. Motorists are contributing the lowest share of UK tax through fuel duties for more than 15 years, but expectations of higher tax on petrol and diesel are growing ahead of next month’s Budget. Click here to go directly to the article
Financial Times:” HMRC’s Google deal ignites cloud security concerns”. Concerns over taxpayer privacy have been raised by the UK tax authority’s foray into cloud computing, seen by some as a step towards government outsourcing of personal records. Click here to go directly to the article
The Telegraph:” Minister: pension freedom rip-offs to be curbed”. Internal government inquiry initiated by Iain Duncan Smith as Telegraph discloses millions more are being dragged into the scandal
The Telegraph:” The table that reveals how your pension will be restricted”. Telegraph campaign: Our investigations reveal yet more ways in which savers are denied access to their cash…
The Telegraph:” Iain Duncan Smith: I’ll make sure the pension freedoms work”. Providers must stop dragging their feet: the money belongs to savers, not to them
1. LINKS TO ARTICLES:
We have now provided direct links to the articles referred to in the article. These can be accessed by click on the “To go directly to the article click here” at the end of each article summary
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As some Opus Gold users will be aware, many of the broadsheet newspapers that are traditionally covered in our From the Papers bulletin, are changing (or have changed) their free online access to articles.
Currently the Financial Times and Weekend Financial Times only allows access to view 8 articles a month free, then requiring the user to subscribe to their online service. From 1 July 2010 The Times, Saturday Times and Sunday Times articles are no longer available for free online. Instead a daily or monthly fee will have to be paid to access the articles.
We are aware of the inconvenience this will cause to our users. Unfortunately, due to the stringent copyright rules enforced by the newspapers we are not allowed to copy the articles onto our bulletin to make them available to Opus Gold users, thus our only option is to put a direct link to the article on the newspapers own website.
Although we will continue to produce From the Papers bulletins linking to these articles, users should be aware that access to many will now be blocked unless a personal subscription to the newspapers site is taken.
Once again we apologise for this inconvenience but this is something outside of our control.
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