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Malcolm McLean comments on today’s government and FCA announcements
July 2014
The various statements from the Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this morning have provided more detail on the pension freedoms announced in the last Budget. Commenting on the statem...
Barnett Waddingham welcomes government decision to not ban DB to DC transfers
July 2014
The government has announced today that it will not ban members of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes from transferring into defined contribution (DC) schemes to make use of the Budget freedoms, but...
Barnett Waddingham reacts to FCA's third thematic review of Sipps
July 2014
Following today’s FCA thematic review results and news of its letter to Sipp firm CEOs regarding 'unacceptable' due diligence failings, Andy Leggett , Head of SIPP Business Development, Barnett Waddin...
Auto-enrolment success could be the ‘lifeline’ the annuity market needs says Barnett Waddingham
July 2014
Commenting on today’s Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) report which shows that 8.5m people could be newly saving in a pension by 2030, Kim Durniat , partner, Barnett Waddingham, suggests that auto-enro...
Barnett Waddingham grows number of qualified actuaries to 127
July 2014
Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent firm of actuaries and consultants has grown its total number of qualified actuaries to 127. The firm has announced today that six of its staff are newl...
Man with a plan
July 2014
Barnett Waddingham’s senior partner, Nick Salter recently became the new president of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA). The July 2014 edition of The Actuary features a profile article on ...
Barnett Waddingham launches ‘Flexible SIPP’
July 2014
New product offers the ‘best of both worlds’ Barnett Waddingham, a leading SIPP provider, has today announced the launch of its new ‘Flexible SIPP’. The development and launch of the Barnett Waddingha...
Malcolm McLean weighs up the pro and cons of an Income Tax and NI merger
June 2014
Commenting on today’s news that income tax and National Insurance (NI) could be merged by a future Conservative government, Malcolm McLean , senior consultant, Barnett Waddingham considers the argumen...
Barnett Waddingham report added to PPF Levy website
June 2014
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has uploaded the Barnett Waddingham report ‘Understanding the Impact of Change in Insolvency Risk Model’ to the Pension Protection Levy Consultation section of its we...
New state pension will not provide you with a comfortable retirement on its own
June 2014
Speaking at Barnett Waddingham's Pensions Outlook Seminar in Manchester today, senior consultant Malcolm McLean said it was important for both advisers and individuals not to over-estimate the value o...
Barnett Waddingham named 2014 M&A Actuarial Consultants of the Year
June 2014
Barnett Waddingham has been named Actuarial Consultants of the Year at the Acquisition International 2014 M&A Awards for a second successive year. The 2014 M&A Awards aim to recognise excellence in al...
Barnett Waddingham comments on government's response to consultation on reshaping workplace pensions.
June 2014
Commenting on today’s government response to the consultation on reshaping workplace pensions, Danny Wilding , partner, Barnett Waddingham, says: “It’s good to see the speed of progress being made wit...
Barnett Waddingham FTSE100 survey reveals first increase in pensions discount rate since 2008
June 2014
Pension consultants Barnett Waddingham’s annual survey of pension disclosures made by FTSE100 companies has revealed that the average IAS19 discount rate for pension obligations has increased by 0.1 p...
Employers are increasingly seeking pension advice for senior members of staff says Barnett Waddingham
June 2014
The ever changing world of pensions and the massive increase in flexibility around access to pensions from next year will mean more and more employers will seek ways of providing face to face guidance...
Scottish Widows Retirement Report shows that more and more people are beginning to take retirement saving seriously says Malcolm McLean
June 2014
Savings levels are now at a five year high, according to the 10th Annual Retirement Report from Scottish Widows published today (11 June 2014). The number of people saving adequately for retirement at...
Barnett Waddingham welcomes TPR revisions to scheme funding code of practice
June 2014
The Pensions Regulator has published today its revised code of practice on pension scheme funding. Malcolm Rochowski , Corporate Pensions Actuary, Barnett Waddingham comments: It’s good to see that TP...
Queen’s Speech creates space for CDC to develop as a credible pension option says Barnett Waddingham
June 2014
Following the Queen’s Speech today, in which it was announced that Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension schemes will be included in primary legislation in next year’s pension bill, Danny Wild...
Barnett Waddingham receives outstanding rating
June 2014
Barnett Waddingham’s SIPP and SSAS teams have been awarded a two star ‘outstanding’ rating by independent assessor Investor in Customers. Barnett Waddingham received praise for achieving an overall sc...
Barnett Waddingham announces 3 new Partners
June 2014
Barnett Waddingham has promoted three of its staff to the position of Partner, taking the firm’s total number of Partners to 62. The new Partners are: • Jonathan Daykin joined Barnett Waddingham’s Che...
Collective pensions a viable alternative for employers says Barnett Waddingham
June 2014
Reacting to the news today that plans to allow workers to contribute to Dutch-style collective pensions are to be unveiled in the Queens Speech this Wednesday, Danny Wilding , Partner, Barnett Wadding...
Barnett Waddingham awarded Payroll Giving Bronze Award
May 2014
We are proud to announce that Barnett Waddingham has been awarded ‘The Payroll Giving Bronze Award 2014’ for the third year in a row. Charities Aid Foundation states that ‘Qualifying for the Bronze Aw...
Malcolm McLean comments on Rachel Reeves' pension speech today
May 2014
Commenting on the content of Rachel Reeves’ speech to the Resolution Foundation meeting today (29 May 2014) Malcolm McLean , Senior Consultant at Barnett Waddingham said: “Labour’s proposal to lower t...
Barnett Waddingham wins at PIPA 2014 for second year running
May 2014
Barnett Waddingham has been named best actuarial consultant at Pensions Expert’s 2014 Pension Investment Provider Awards (PIPA) for the second year in a row. The awards, which were held at the Sherato...
Strong figures in Q1 demonstrate growing appetite for bulk annuity transactions says Barnett Waddingham
May 2014
According to research by Barnett Waddingham, UK insurers completed bulk annuity transactions totalling nearly £4.4bn in in Quarter 1 of 2014. The figure for the whole of 2013 was about £7.5bn, meaning...
Barnett Waddingham appoints Scott Eason as new Head of Insurance Consulting
May 2014
Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, has appointed Scott Eason as their new Head of Insurance Consulting. In his new role, S...