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Blog: Employers

How is technology helping pension schemes?

VIDEO: We asked a number of delegates at the 2014 NAPF conference for their views on how they are seeing technology benefit pension schemes.

Barnet Waddingham; GEM; Workplace Health and Wealth
Bringing clarity to the complex

It has been a busy few months for our Workplace Health and Wealth team but we are excited that the launch of GEM is getting closer. We are currently in testing mode and will be ready for our planned launch in March.

Companies with early 2015 year ends could face 30% increase in liabilities

The continuing fall in corporate bond yields is likely to lead to a significant increase in pension schemes’ accounting liabilities.

PPF levies: all change?

As the deadlines for submitting information to Experian and the PPF approach, we take a look at recent changes to the levy calculation for the next triennium.

Is there an impact for employers of NHS cancer drug restriction?

As the NHS announces a restriction on certain life prolonging cancer drugs, does this provide further support to the argument that employers need to redesign their medical insurance schemes.

Johnson report comforts schemes providing CPI-linked pension increases

A review of consumer price indices suggests ending the use of the RPI as soon as possible. The report considers the available indices, what is the ultimate aim of measuring inflation, and focuses on what price indices will best meet the nation’s needs.

VAT: RIP the trustee. Long live the trustee company…?

HMRC has recently issued two briefing notes in relation to reclaiming VAT on invoices for pension scheme services. Whilst on the face of it, the note for DC schemes seems to be gifting an early Christmas present, the tax-man may be playing scrooge in relation to DB schemes.

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

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