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CII Public Affairs Update Issue 5 2015 »
The CII's Public Affairs updates contain news from Westminster and Whitehall, Europe and the regulator. This issue covers a number of announcements by the PRA and FCA, whistleblowing rules and a wrap up of the political party conference season.  
Pensions in the UK »
The text available here is an extract fo the report 'Pensions in the UK, key trends and opportunities to 2019. Timetric. August 2015'. It provides an overview of the pensions industry in the UK, with supporting statistics. 
The social value of insurance »
This series of papers considers the role of insurance in society, focusing in particular on the benefits it brings and risks it mitigates.
Flexible Products »
A look at flexible critical illness products currently available.
HM Treasury/FCA launch the financial advice market review »
On 3 August, the Treasury and FCA announced that they will be undertaking "a major new review looking at how financial advice could work better for consumers"
The Journal - Aug-Sept 2015 (full issue) »
The full issue of the Journal for Aug/Sept 2015.
Market Focus - China »
A look at how insurance opportunities are growing in the Far East.
Apprenticeships: The wave of the future »
How companies are investing in tomorrow's insurance stars
Thousands use R08 to stay up to date »
By the end of July enrolments for the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Pensions Update Programme had passed well over 2,500 - just three months after it was launched - two thirds of which were authorised advisers holding a CII Statement of Professional Standing. The exam-backed continuing professional development (CPD) programme keeps advisers, paraplanners and those in related roles up to speed with new pension freedoms. Crucially, it develops understanding of how these changes impact at-retirement advice. The programme's popularity is perhaps unsurprising given the new pensions minister's commitment to the new reforms and the programme's ongoing update service, giving enrolees access to online study text updates.
Pension reforms - matters arising »
As we continued to digest the new flexibilities introduced by last year's Taxation of Pensions Act and this year's Finance Act, the Chancellor picked up where he left off in his July Budget.
Annuities insurance in the UK »
The text available here is an extract of the report "Annuities insurance in the UK, key trends and opportunities to 2019. Timetric, 2015". It provides a market analysis of the annuities insurance industry in the UK, with suppoting statistics. 
Pensions freedoms: the first three months »
The Chancellor's pension flexibilities came into force in April 2015, and the first three months have passed, revealing some issues about product availability, encashment rates, and access to professional advice.
Membership - The Journal »
The Journal regularly receives a positive response from members but there are a number of issues raised by readers that merit a response. Here David Ross looks to address some of that feedback.
Market focus- India »
In the first of a new series, Carlos Pallordet, looks at how long awaited amendments to India's insurance law are opening the local market up to increased foreign investment.
The Journal June-July 2015 (full issue) »
The full issue of the Journal for June/July 2015. 



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