Atkin trustees, actuaries, consultants & administrators

Personal relationships. Innovative thinking. Practical solutions.

The pensions landscape has never been so dynamic and so daunting for Trustees, employers or those in the public sector. However, with the right advice there are also many opportunities as well. Here is what we think about the current hot topics.

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We specialise in providing the full range of services to small and medium sized pension schemes which require a more collaborative, innovative and practical approach that relies on a close working relationship with the client.

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We offer something slightly different to other providers with an approach that revolves around building strong personal relationships with our clients so that schemes are run efficiently and any issues are identified and dealt with quickly.

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Current issues - February 2018

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

GDPR - planning for implementation

The GDPR takes effect from 25 May 2018 - this two page introduction aims to help Trustees to start putting together a plan for implementation.

Exciting new opportunities at Atkin & Co

We are looking to recruit for several new positions including actuarial technician / administrator, experienced pensions administrator, trainee pensions administrator / junior pensions accounting clerk and an accounts assistant

A pensions present from MPs

House of Commons - Work and Pensions Committee - Report on Defined Benefit Scheme

Brexit: what now for your pension scheme

The vote to leave: how should pension schemes react?

Pensions 2014/15 - challenges and opportunities

Atkin & Co share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in pensions as 2015 approaches

Scotland Decides

Richard shares his thoughts on the potential consequences of a Yes vote

Atkin adopts PFaroe platform

Atkin & Co has adopted Pensions First’s PFaroe software platform to help analyse and manage the risk in client’s schemes.

TPR Pension Cost Survey

TPR survey shows huge variation in the costs paid by DB schemes, with some small schemes paying ten times more than others. Is this justified and what can be done about it (including our fee estimator).

Budget 2014 - implications for DB pension schemes

We summarise the pension proposals in the 2014 budget and discuss the implications for DB schemes.

We should like to record our complete satisfaction when working with Atkin & Co. We have always relied on your sound advice and found working together has been a partnership which we have greatly enjoyed. Your staff are friendly, efficient and do an excellent job. Contact with you is dealt with promptly and courteously with the minimum of fuss, work is always expertly and professionally completed and we are very pleased with the result.

Reg, Independent Trustee client