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Blog: Employers

Do you have a robust risk management process?

Our risk management survey aims to understand the importance companies place on risk management and the methods used by Boards to understand the risks in their business.

Temptation for early withdrawal of pension savings could lead to higher taxes

While the new flexibilities are welcome, senior staff may benefit from expert advice to help in managing their income needs and taxation affairs.

Holiday pay ruling is no vacation for pension schemes

Employers should also consider the impact of a recent judgement on pensionable salary

Medical underwriting for bulk annuities – the market gathers pace

A record £206m bulk annuity which included medical underwriting has been completed recently. How was this deal put together and what should employers and trustees consider when considering one of these deals?

Inflation protection – a capacity crunch over the horizon?

Whilst the radical reform of the defined contribution landscape has already caused considerable upheaval in the market for individual annuities, an interesting consequence of Budget 2014 has been the knock-on effect for the bulk annuity sector.

Barnett Waddingham, Treasury, Autumn Statement 2014
Too much freedom and choice for Treasury’s comfort?

The Government’s Budget announcement of freedom and choice in pensions may have inadvertently created a tax loophole. What do employers need to think about?

Market volatility – back on the radar

The Government’s Budget announcement of freedom and choice in pensions may have inadvertently created a tax loophole. What should employers need to think about?

Technology for pension schemes

VIDEO: Paul Hamilton highlights how we use technology for the benefit of our pension scheme clients in our latest video.

New accounting standards bring new issues for universities

The new accounting standards issued by the Financial Reporting Council, mandatory for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015, will impact every university.

Purple Book 2014 – de-risking trends continue

The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund have released their latest survey of UK defined benefit schemes and it shows some interesting trends.

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