After many years of rapid mortality improvements in the UK population, 2012 and 2013 saw significantly lower gains.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his 2015 Budget speech yesterday. The speech included a few pensions-related points, some of which were expected as they had been previously announced or reported in last weekend’s national press.
Campaigning for the general election is due to begin in earnest following the dissolution of Parliament. Pensions tax relief is once again in the sights of many political parties – how far will they go?
In this month's News on Pensions we provide an trivial commutation, pensions liberation, late retirement factors, pension overpayments and PPF's 7800 index of schemes' funding.
Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that has particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.
Our most recent quarterly newsletter on current and topical pensions issues includes trivial commutation, HMRC: VAT on pension schemes costs, PPF news, an auto-enrolment update and a spotlight on Executive Pensions.
In 2013 the Trustees of a Charity asked us to use modelling to illustrate possible future investment returns and volatility resulting from the Charity’s current asset allocation, and then to suggest possible alternative asset allocations.
During early 2012, one of our schemes was constrained by the funding basis and the availability of contributions from the employer to the extent that it could not afford to reduce the level of risk and purchase additional protection.
We carried out an innovative buy-out for part of the Lloyd’s Superannuation Fund (LSF), a £500m multi-employer defined benefit scheme associated with the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
For many years we have read about the ever increasing pain that defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have piled onto employers, be it additional funding requirements or unwelcome volatility on the balance sheet.
Our thirteenth annual survey of the assumptions adopted by FTSE100 companies for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting ...
Following on from our research of French companies with UK DB schemes, we have carried out two further research reports for German and Dutch companies with UK DB schemes.
Barnett Waddingham has confirmed that it will offer the full range of pension income options ahead of April 6 this year.
Two Barnett Waddingham figures, senior partner Nick Salter and senior consultant Malcolm McLean, are featured in Pension Insight’s annual who’s who of pensions ‘Top 50 People in pensions’ list this year.
Barnett Waddingham has been named as Pension Adviser of the Year at the Corporate Adviser Awards 2015.