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Current isues - January 2020

01 January 2020 / Newsletters

PPF’s new insolvency score portal; Investment Services – Guidance on tenders and investment objectives; PPF Levy – Recognition of GMP equalisation effects; Pensions Bill – Back on track; The Bauer Judgement – Pension benefits not guaranteed in full on insolvency

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Insurers are letting down small DB schemes

28 November 2019 / Blogs

Rob talks in Professional Pensions about the difficulties small schemes face in attempting to take advantage of the bulk annuity market; even if they can afford the premiums, they are unable to transact because insurers won’t provide a price. We are talking with a number of organisations that operate in these markets about how this issue might be addressed and Rob would welcome the opportunity to talk this through with you if it is a challenge you are facing.

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Current issues - November 2019

01 November 2019 / Newsletters

TPR General Levy – Increases due; Lifetime Allowance 2020/21; GMP Equalisation – HRMC Update; General Election – Impact on legislation; TPR Guidance on ‘Employer Events’

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Current issues - October 2019

01 October 2019 / Newsletters

How good is your data? – TPR is watching; Pensions Bill; GMP Equalisation – Guidance; CMA Order – Actions for Trustees; PPF Levy consultation; RPI and CPI – September figures released

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Current issues - September 2019

01 September 2019 / Newsletters

The Future of RPI; Bond Yields Decline – Impact on accounting disclosures; GMP Reconciliation – An update; PPF Levy invoices; Brexit – Dealing with member concerns

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Current Issues - August 2019

01 August 2019 / Newsletters

New investment governance requirements; Fewer deaths in 2019 could increase DB liabilities; Pension Transfers – Ban on contingent charges proposed; TPR Codes of Practice – Revamp planned; TPR analysis of DB funding; GMP reconciliation

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Current issues - July 2019

01 July 2019 / Newsletters

DB Transfers – PASA issues guidance; PPF Levy – Insolvency scored finalised; Pension Scams – Four-step guide for members; TPR Warning to Trustees – Improve or consolidate; Pensions Bill – Expected later in 2019

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Current issues - June 2019

01 June 2019 / Newsletters

Statement of Investment Principles – Last minute changes to regulations; Fiduciary Management (FM) – Competition and Markets Authority issues Order; GMP Equalisation – when to act; LTA Breaches – A ray of hope for members?; FCA to scrutinize transfer advice further

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Current Issues - May 2019

01 May 2019 / Newsletters

TPR planning to contact more schemes; TPR enforcement action; DWP concern over transfer delays; Pension freedoms; PPF Guidance – planning for employer insolvency; HMRC delays issuing final cuts of GMP information

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Current issues - April 2019

01 April 2019 / Newsletters

GMP Equalisation – DWP guidance on conversion; GMP equalisation and pension scheme accounts; Fiduciary management; TPR guidance on DC wind-up; Pension transfer advice – FCA to assess; PPF levy

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