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Current issues - March 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021 / Newsletters

The Budget – Lifetime Allowance frozen; The Budget – Corporation tax and pension contributions; Pension Scheme Act 2021 – New criminal offences; Pension Dashboards – Get ready; Increase in government borrowing; General Levy – Increase announced

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Current issues - February 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021 / Newsletters

Scheme Returns – Work begins; PPF Levy – 2021/22 Rules; Pension Scams – Atkin has taken the ‘Pledge’; Pension Scheme Act – Royal Assent given

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Current issues - January 2021

Friday, January 1, 2021 / Newsletters

DWP General Levy Consultation – Expect increases; New DB Funding Code – Update; Pension Dashboards – Data standards guide; Pension Scams – Taking the Pledge; Pension Schemes Bill – TPR powers will not be retrospective

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Current issues - December 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 / Newsletters

RPI – Consider transfer values; Company accounting (and other valuation exercises) - lots to consider; Online SIPs – Central directory planned; Scheme Returns – Make sure you hold the 2020 Return; Data Protection – Brexit considerations

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Current issues - November 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020 / Newsletters

GMP Equalisation – High Court rules on past transfers out; RPI – Government confirms change in method from 2030; Reporting to CMA – Reminder; Scheme Returns – Advance warning; Reducing risk from sponsor distress – TPR Guide

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2021/22 PPF levy - good news for small schemes

Thursday, October 1, 2020 / Blogs

Chris shares his thoughts on the 2021/22 levy consultation, whilst Nick asks whether anything might be learned from their approach to smaller schemes

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Current issues - October 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020 / Newsletters

PPF Levy – Some good news at last for smaller schemes; Reporting investment compliance – Action required soon; Mortality Projections – Allowing for the 2020 experience; Insolvency – More scrutiny for ‘pre-packs’; Brexit – payments to overseas residents

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Current issues - September 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Newsletters

Statement of Investment Principles governance requirements – deadlines; PPF Levies – On their way; Superfunds – Interim Regulations; Small DC Schemes - Government to push for consolidation

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Current issues - July 2020

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / Newsletters

PPF Levy – Mean scores confirmed for 20/21; PPF Levy – 90 day payment terms available for struggling firms; Statement of Investment Principles – Action required; GMP Equalisation – Guidance on data issues; GMP Equalisation – HMRC tax guidance; Changes to insolvency law – the impact for DB schemes

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Do small schemes get given too hard a time?

Monday, June 1, 2020 / Blogs

Nick considers whether some of the criticisms levelled at smaller schemes are deserved and voices concerns about the application of the new funding regime to these schemes as mapped out in the consultation document

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I have worked with Atkin & Co for many years and with Angela Norman in particular. My experience is that they are very professional and well organised, demonstrating a high level of integrity in the work they do and the information that they supply. Always helpful, Atkin & Co adopt a pragmatic approach to resolving problems if they arise.

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