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Current Issues - February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 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

Monday, January 1, 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

Friday, December 1, 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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Current Issues - November 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / Newsletters

End of ‘contracting out’ – HMRC back tracks on plans to issue statements to members; Scheme Return – New requirements for 2018; PPF Levy – Easier for small schemes to certify Deficit Reduction Contributions; Reclaiming VAT on pension costs – As you were!; Budget 2017 – Quiet on the Pensions Front; Bank of England raise interest rates 0.5%; Pensions Dashboard

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Kurt Salmon - DC Governance

Sunday, October 1, 2017 / Newsletters

Kurt Salmon - DC Governance

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Kurt Salmon - DC Governance

Sunday, October 1, 2017 / Newsletters

Kurt Salmon - DC Governance

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PPF levy consultation October 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017 / Newsletters

PPF levy policy statement: 2nd consultation

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Current Issues - October 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017 / Newsletters

Investment Consultancy – Formal investigation to take place; TPR - Driving up standards; Work & Pensions Committee to review pension freedoms; ICO – Fees set to change; Legal Entity Identifier; Ability to recoup GMP overpayments

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Current issues - Climate Change 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 / Newsletters

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has issued a risk alert on climate change – in this one page update, we share our thoughts on what schemes should be doing now to try and manage/mitigate this risk.

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Current Issues - September 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 / Newsletters

TPR Names and Shames; British Steel – Pension issues resolved?; Pension Scams – Ban on cold-calls; Reasonable expectations should not block pension cost-control exercises; Department for Works and Pensions (DWP) to bring forward rise in State Pension Age (SPA); IFoA climate change risk alert; Data Protection – Preparing for GDPR.

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We enjoy working with the team at Atkin Trustees. They are easy to get along with and their technical expertise, coupled with a pragmatic approach, allows us to advise our mutual clients in a manner beneficial to all. The team draws on this wealth of experience to ensure clients get a first class service, provided in an efficient manner. This added value is something other larger organisations would struggle to provide.

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