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Red Tape Challenge

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The government’s “red tape challenge” is aimed at removing outdated and unwanted regulation.

Pensions had its moment in the spotlight – ending on 11 May 2012. A wide range of comments were made, but whether this results in substantive reforms, we wait and see.

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