The new pension freedoms are now part of UK legislation, with the Taxation of Pensions Act 2014 receiving Royal Assent on 17 December 2014. Here’s a quick helicopter view of the 78 pages of legislation.
Leave your Christmas shopping til the last minute and greet your family on Christmas day with an itchy jumper? Chances are you are failing to maximise the utility to yourself, and those you love. Don’t worry; my handy guide is here to help you prosper!
The pension freedoms announced by George Osborne come with the option to draw money straight out of your pension savings. This has led to some likening pensions to a bank account, this blog gives five reasons why that is not true.
In this month's News on Pensions we look at Autumn Statement, HMRC: VAT on scheme management fees, EIOPA stress testing, PPF news and other news.
The value of bulk annuity business completed in 2014 has already broken the previous record set in 2008, with the final quarter still to go. Meanwhile, two insurers may be merging.
In this month's News on Pensions we look at DWP (Charges and Governance in DC schemes), PPF news, NEST restrictions to be lifted, and give a Budget 2014 update.
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.
Barnett Waddingham has published its first report on Mutuals’ Board composition and operation as at 31 December 2013.
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 ...
A raffle held at the Barnett Waddingham staff Christmas party has helped to raise additional financial support for Crisis at Christmas – the charity that aims to end homelessness and help change people’s lives for the better.
In the last set of exam results we are delighted to have two new qualified actuaries and an excellent set of results for our hardworking actuarial students.
Research by Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s leading independent firm of actuaries, administrators and consultants, has revealed that 96% of pension professionals believe that technological advances over the past 5 years...