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Current issues - November 2018

01 November 2018 / Newsletters

Budget 2018 – A quiet year for pensions; A new Secretary of State; Brexit – What happens if there is no deal; Pension Transfers – FCA tightens rules for advisers; GMP Equalisation – The road ahead; PPF response to ruling that Compensation Cap is too low

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GMP equalisation

28 October 2018 / Newsletters

High Court Ruling on GMP equalisation

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Current issues - October 2018

01 October 2018 / Newsletters

Budget 2018 – Predictions; GMP Equalisation – The end of the beginning in sight?; Pensions Dashboard – DWP still in favour; Kodak Pension Plan set to enter PPF after failure of Regulated Apportionment Arrangement; PPF issues draft 2019/20 levy determination

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Current issues - September 2018

01 September 2018 / Newsletters

Mercer to buy JLT to become UK’s largest pension consultancy; EU Court of Justice rules that PPF compensation is too low; Pension Scams – TPR and FCA join forces; DB Consolidators – special levy; Statement of Investment Principles – new requirements from October 2019; Work & Pensions Committee examines pension costs; IORP II update; GMP reconciliations deadlines

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Current issues - August 2018

01 August 2018 / Newsletters

TPR annual analysis of valuations (September 2015 – 2016); CMA provisional findings on fiduciary management (FM); Pension Scams – Risk to Trustees if they fail to give warnings; Company Dividends – TPR keen to see schemes treated fairly; TPR warns schemes could unwittingly become master trusts; Audit burden on pension company accounting disclosures likely to increase.

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Current Issues - July 2018

01 July 2018 / Newsletters

TPR hits Trustees with £25,000 fine; TPR Fines – Some may be revoked!; Pension Tax Relief – Government to review; Pension Fund Consolidators – Special PPF Levy may apply

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Current Issues - June 2018

01 June 2018 / Newsletters

A Stronger Pensions Regulator – DWP Consultation; Trustee Investment Duties – DWP Consultation

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Current issues - May 2018

01 May 2018 / Newsletters

TPR – Can’t pay, they’ll take it away; Trusts Registration Service – Time wasted; PPF Compensation Cap – Will Europe force a rethink?; Work & Pensions Committee Report – Damning but with few suggestions; Can Trustees take into account the PPF when making decisions?; Company dividends and pension schemes; GDPR – Just the beginning

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Current Issues - April 2018

01 April 2018 / Newsletters

TPR – Annual Funding Statement; Multi-Employer debt - A new option; Recovery of overpayment – 6 years not always the limit?; TPR guidance on cyber-security; Brewery to be prosecuted by TPR

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Current Issues - March 2018

01 March 2018 / Newsletters

DWP White Paper – Big changes possible; Auto Enrolment – Don’t forget the minimum contribution increase; TPR - new approach to small scheme valuations; Mortality improvements in decline

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One of the key issues in the relationship is that you have kept a close and personal contact with the company and trustees. This has been very helpful in order to solve situations we have faced in the past and it gives us comfort for the future.

Martin, Administration and Actuarial client