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I write this aware that this is truly a 'First World Problem', so to speak, but political risk is a huge concern for those currently involved in pension planning.

Sipp provider Barnett Waddingham has confirmed that it will offer the full range of pension income options ahead of the reforms taking effect in April.
A senior figure at a Sipp provider fears that a failure to clarify the new capital adequacy rules could lead to worried firms going too far in an attempt to meet requirements and therefore end up increasing costs for clients.

Having attended two excellent events in a week - a workshop by Enhance Compliance Solutions and an Infoline conference on Sipps - I thought I would reflect on the latest thoughts on capital adequacy calculations.

Sipp provider Barnett Waddingham has added Brooks Macdonald Asset Management to its discretionary fund management panel for Sipp clients.

The scale of ignorance about pensions among young people has been revealed by a Sipp firm.

There's five months to go until the new pension freedoms are upon us and, with them, the change in death benefit rules.

Barnett Waddingham has reported that the number of properties under administration within its Sipp business has exceeded 1,000 for the first time.

Like many, I was expecting a short announcement during the Autumn Statement followed thereafter by the publication of pages of detail explaining the new pension death tax rules. I certainly wasn't expecting to read about it on my BBC News app on the Sunday night before the Conservative Party conference.

Pension schemes should not rest easy from Scots voting no to independence, a Sipps firm warned this morning, as experts signalled they still see significant change on the horizon.

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