The return of the mega deals in the logistics sector!

A review of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the logistics sector
The total value of global M&A transactions in the logistics sector saw a significant increase from £18.9 billion in 2014 to £32.8 billion in 2015, an increase of 74%. However, the volume of transactions increased by only 9% between the two years (2014; 89. 2015: 97) indicating a significant rise in the average size of transaction (Data source: Market IQ).

Budget 2016 – Lifetime ISA vs Pension

Changes to pensions tax relief and salary sacrifice were both unaffected in this year's Budget. However, the Chancellor has not given up on revolutionising pensions tax relief, and the Government has now introduced a new Lifetime ISA (LISA) to be made available to under 40s from April 2017.

FCA Business Plan: key plans and priorities for the regulator in 2016/17

The FCA Business Plan and Risk Outlook form the cornerstone documents for regulated firms to remain ahead of the curve for regulatory change. These documents effectively signpost the major regulatory focuses for the coming year and outline the FCA’s view on key risks, its priorities, and planned activities. We have drawn out, and summarised, the key points firms should make sure they are aware of.