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Current Issues - End of Contracting Out

Sunday, June 1, 2014 / Newsletters

From April 2016, it will no longer be possible for pension schemes to be contracted-out of the State Second Pension. This has implications for contracted-out schemes open to accrual and potentially those who have yet to reconcile their GMP benefits with HMRC.

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Current Issues - Changes to PPF methodology

Sunday, June 1, 2014 / Newsletters

In June 2014 the Pension Protection Fund (‘PPF’) published its consultation for the levy years 2015/16 to 2017/18. The consultation sets out details on the change in insolvency risk provider from Dun & Bradstreet to Experian and on other proposed changes to the levy calculation.

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Current Issues - June

Sunday, June 1, 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - June 2014 including Pensions Act 2014, Increase in State Pension Age, Abolition of contracting out, TPR issues new DB Code of Practice, Combined Pension Statements

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Government should guarantee DB pensions

Friday, May 2, 2014 / Blogs

Richard Bryant considers the pros and cons of the proposed ban on DB to DC transfers and believes it can only be fair if the Government guarantees members' full benefits

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Current Issues - May

Thursday, May 1, 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - May 2014 including the Importance of making amendments properly, Auto-Enrolment, Europe proposes test for Trustees, Amendments to TUPE, TPR survey, Proposed changes to DB Scheme Accounts, Additional time for DC retirement and Atkin in the Press.

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Distressed schemes should pay PPF level benefits

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 / Blogs

It is usually in everyone's interest for schemes to continue as long as possible should we therefore allow those in distress to reduce their benefits to PPF levels

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Current Issues - April

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - April 2014, including Budget Changes, Record-keeping Update and a new European Directive.

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Budget 2014 - Short term populism or new dawn?

Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Blogs

Nick takes a "glass half empty look" at the 2014 Budget debate

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Budget 2014 - where did that come from?

Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Blogs

Chris shares his initial thoughts on the 2014 budget

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Current Issues - March

Saturday, March 1, 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - March 2014 including Same-sex Marriages, Change in the Lifetime Allowance, PPF Levy, Changes to SMPI and New mortality base tables.

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