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View Points Published in - 2014

Current Issues - December 2014

01 December 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - December refers to VAT and Pension Schemes (including a link to HMRC's recently published briefing papers), The Pension's Regulator announces the appointment of new CEO and changes to the SORT for pensions scheme accounts commencing 1st January 2015.

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Current Issues - November 2014

01 November 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - November including RPI/CPI - is it time to review again? Pension Scams, the impact of the PPF Levy 2015/16 and an explanation of why Schemes urged to take action to reconcile their GMP records

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Current Issues - October 2014

01 October 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - October including taxation of pensions on death and the abolition of the 55% tax charge, and update of the TPR's online training toolkit and PPF's call for 'out of cycle' valuations

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Current Issues - September

01 September 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - September, including the impact of Scottish Independence, changes to the Scheme Return and an update on Pension Increase Exchange exercises

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Current Issues - August

01 August 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - August 2014 including no ban on DB to DC transfer in the private sector, Pensions Liberation Fraud, The ‘Guidance Guarantee’, Short Service Benefits, Auto-Enrolment – TPR investigates non-compliance,

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Current Issues - July

01 July 2014 / Newsletters

Current Issues - July 2014 including Government Legislates for Risk-sharing Schemes, Power to End DB-to-DC Transfers from the Public Sector, PPF Levy Framework from 2015, TPR Record Keeping Investigation, AVCs and TPR’s ‘Quality Features’

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Current Issues - End of Contracting Out

01 June 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

01 June 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

01 June 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

02 May 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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