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Current Issues - February 2018

01 February 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

01 January 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

01 December 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

01 November 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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PPF levy consultation October 2017

01 October 2017 / Newsletters

PPF levy policy statement: 2nd consultation

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Current Issues - October 2017

01 October 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

01 September 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

01 September 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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Current Issues - July 2017

01 July 2017 / Newsletters

Same-sex survivor rights – Supreme Court decision; Increase to state pension age accelerated; TPR warning to companies over dividends; Freedom and choice – FCA gets cold feet; TPR fines Trustees for compliance failures

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Current Issues - June 2017

01 June 2017 / Newsletters

General Election – Where are we now?; Government Green Paper – TPR issues a response; Pension transfer advice; Fraud Compensation Levy

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With our previous advisors we very rarely went to them for consultation advice, as we had little faith in them. We tended to use solicitors, and to that extent the cost to the Company has been significantly reduced, and we are very happy with Atkin & Co’s approach and guidance here. We are all more than happy with our move to Atkin & Co.

Paul, Administration and Actuarial client