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Current issues - September 2018

01 September 2018 / Newsletters

Mercer to buy JLT to become UK’s largest pension consultancy; EU Court of Justice rules that PPF compensation is too low; Pension Scams – TPR and FCA join forces; DB Consolidators – special levy; Statement of Investment Principles – new requirements from October 2019; Work & Pensions Committee examines pension costs; IORP II update; GMP reconciliations deadlines

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Current issues - August 2018

01 August 2018 / Newsletters

TPR annual analysis of valuations (September 2015 – 2016); CMA provisional findings on fiduciary management (FM); Pension Scams – Risk to Trustees if they fail to give warnings; Company Dividends – TPR keen to see schemes treated fairly; TPR warns schemes could unwittingly become master trusts; Audit burden on pension company accounting disclosures likely to increase.

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Current Issues - July 2018

01 July 2018 / Newsletters

TPR hits Trustees with £25,000 fine; TPR Fines – Some may be revoked!; Pension Tax Relief – Government to review; Pension Fund Consolidators – Special PPF Levy may apply

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Current Issues - June 2018

01 June 2018 / Newsletters

A Stronger Pensions Regulator – DWP Consultation; Trustee Investment Duties – DWP Consultation

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Current issues - May 2018

01 May 2018 / Newsletters

TPR – Can’t pay, they’ll take it away; Trusts Registration Service – Time wasted; PPF Compensation Cap – Will Europe force a rethink?; Work & Pensions Committee Report – Damning but with few suggestions; Can Trustees take into account the PPF when making decisions?; Company dividends and pension schemes; GDPR – Just the beginning

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Current Issues - April 2018

01 April 2018 / Newsletters

TPR – Annual Funding Statement; Multi-Employer debt - A new option; Recovery of overpayment – 6 years not always the limit?; TPR guidance on cyber-security; Brewery to be prosecuted by TPR

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Current Issues - March 2018

01 March 2018 / Newsletters

DWP White Paper – Big changes possible; Auto Enrolment – Don’t forget the minimum contribution increase; TPR - new approach to small scheme valuations; Mortality improvements in decline

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Current Issues - February 2018

01 February 2018 / Newsletters

TPR gets tough; Amendment to IAS19 accounting standard; Pension Dashboards – will all schemes have to participate?; Consolidation of DB schemes would be ‘challenging’; DC Bulk Transfers expected to be made easier; PPF finalises 2018/19 details

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Current Issues - January 2018

01 January 2018 / Newsletters

Corporate news; Company pension accounting; Insured schemes – VAT exemption to cease; Auto-enrolment – contributions likely to increase; Scottish income tax; 12th edition Purple Book published; DWP plans to ease transfers of contracted-out rights; State pension funding will be depleted by 2035 unless NI Contributions are increased

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Current Issues - December 2017

01 December 2017 / Newsletters

2018 Scheme Return – Data Quality; Legal Entity Identifier – Act now; Assessing employer covenant – useful information for Trustees; Pension Increases 2018; Company accounting disclosures; Consolidation of pension – don’t be caught napping

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