Chancellor Philip Hammond has written to the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to request a review of inheritance tax (IHT) with a view to simplifying the current regime.
The government has announced several changes to the eligibility conditions relating to the social fund funeral expenses payments scheme that will take effect from 2 April.
Zurich's Peter Hamilton discusses how insurers and advisers can broach difficult conversations around ageing.
Royal London has been appointed by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks as its partner for Over 50s life cover.
AIG Life has launched an Over Fifties Life Plan with a range of benefits in a bid to aim the traditional direct to consumer offer into a mainstream adviser product, COVER can exclusively reveal.
The government has consulted on reforms to make it clearer who is eligible for Funeral Payments, which it says will make it easier for people to claim.
BGL Group has launched FiftyLife Guaranteed over-50s life insurance.
The Exeter has said it plans to enter the impaired lives protection market.
John Cleese has been cast as the 'Grim Reaper' in the latest television advert by Avalon Funeral Plans.
Golden Charter discusses the key questions advisers should ask before recommending funeral plans.
AIG Life has brought in underwriting changes in a bid to speed up the application process for customers.
'Lack of transparency'
Aviva is advancing life cover payments to help families meet funeral costs by increasing the amount it can pay in advance to £11,000.
Paradigm Protect, the directly authorised protection proposition, has announced a new relationship with funeral plan provider, Golden Charter.
The Right Will and Estate Planning Ltd has launched a referral service for advisers to offer their clients Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Up 4% year-on-year
British Friendly has signed up to the Protection Distributor Group's (PDG) funeral payment pledge and paid its first claim under the benefit.
It remains to be seen whether the increase in probate fees proposed by the Government earlier this year will be resurrected by the new administration, writes Aviva's Mark Cracknell.
On 'complex' estates
Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality SE and Allianz Worldwide Care partner to deliver international healthcare in Singapore
Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality SE and Allianz Worldwide Care have partnered to launch a suite of compliant international healthcare insurance solution for Singapore.
A 45-year-old woman has been arrested by detectives from the City of London Police's Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department (IFED) after she allegedly faked her own death.
F&TRC's Adam Higgs analyses how two insurers have launched online propositions in a bid to improve the numbers of advisers putting policies in trust.
Fergus Bescoby discusses sleep disorders and the underwriting factors to consider.
Legal & General's Richard Kateley says we should avoid pigeonholing advisers when discussing who should sell business protection. Here's why.