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Current Issues - February 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016 / Newsletters

Reduction in Lifetime Allowance – New Protections; Incentive Exercises – Revised Code of Practice; HMRC Update; Auto Enrolment and cessation of contracting out; Pensions Flexibility Trends

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Current issues - January 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016 / Newsletters

Increase in pension schemes affected by fraud; High Court to rule on suspicious transfer; The End of Contracting-out; PPF Levy 2016/17; Pensions and Scottish Income Tax; Integrated Risk Management

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Current issues - December 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Newsletters

TPR Guidance on Integrated Risk Management; PPF Purple Book – Current DB trends; New PPF Entry Rules; Scheme Returns due soon; Regulator publishes draft revised DC Code; Requirement to obtain advice for DB transfers >£30k

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Current issues - November 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015 / Newsletters

Recovery of VAT on DB Schemes; Return of scheme surplus; 2014 ONS survey; A/E contracting out; USA data;Over 55s cash in their pensions transfers; Pension rights for Civil Partners; Triple lock for State Pensions

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Current Issues - October 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015 / Newsletters

Recovery of VAT on DB Schemes, Buy-outs – Merger news, Scottish Income Tax – Will your members be affected?, DB Transfers – FCA considers whether existing procedures are inhibiting free choice, PPF publishes details of the 2016/17 levy

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Current Issues - September 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 / Newsletters

GMP equalisation, Freedom & choice – cash is king, Auto-enrolment – TPRs list, Pre-pack administrations – PPF guidance, PPF ‘comes close’ to using its powers in funding dispute, IORP II, TPR – Regulatory Round Up

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Current Issues - August 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015 / Newsletters

TPR guidance on covenant assessment, Government consultation on changes to the pension tax regime, Pensions Ombudsman to take complaints online, Pension Scams – TPR updates its action pack, Comparing your scheme contributions to other companies, Abolition of contracting out

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Current Issues - July 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 / Newsletters

2015 Summer Budget, Proposed amendments to IFRIC14 and IAS19, Pension Ombudsman guidance, Requirement for a Chair's statement for DC / hybrid schemes, an update to the ROPS list and GMP reconciliation

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Current Issues - June 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015 / Newsletters

TPR Annual Funding Statement 2015, including their approach to evaluating schemes in the current environment, Repayment of Scheme Surplus, PPF and last man standing schemes and overseas transfers

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Current Issues - May 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015 / Newsletters

Now that the General Election 2015 is behind us, we can expect the Conservative party to introduce their manifesto pledge to reduce tax-relieve on pension contributions for high earners.

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Atkin & Co have acted as our Pension Scheme advisors and Actuaries for over 5 years. We consider them to be extremely experienced and knowledgeable in the field of pensions and in our view are one of very few pensions specialists in the UK that can understand the the intricate workings of the more complex pension schemes. They have done some excellent work for us in connection with our pension scheme over the years.

Andrew, Independent Trustee Client