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Pensions after 75
December 2006
Many people enjoy "do it yourself" pensions, more commonly known as Small Self Administered Schemes (SSAS) and Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP). The most popular feature of the pensions tax refo...
HMRC - Event Report Summary
October 2006
Under the Finance Act 2004, it is necessary for the Scheme Administrator to inform HMRC if certain events happen during a Scheme's tax year. When should a report be made? The report should be made at ...
Professional Pensions Administration Panel - October 2006
October 2006
Simplification a. Were trustee boards, companies and pension managers ready for the changes? In our experience most parties were prepared for the changes arising from A Day. Whilst it was frustrating ...
Pension Issues for Employers - London
September 2006
Pensions Issues for Employers There are a number of important issues that sponsors of defined benefit schemes should be considering. With this in mind, actuaries and consultants Barnett Waddingham LLP...
Pensions Issues for Employers - Cheltenham
September 2006
Pensions Issues for Employers There are a number of important issues that sponsors of defined benefit schemes should be considering. With this in mind, actuaries and consultants Barnett Waddingham LLP...
A-Day and Administration
August 2006
Now that A-Day has passed and is becoming more familiar Julian Mainwood explains how Barnett Waddingham can help Trustees and HR managers perform a Post A-Day compliance check. The new tax regime effe...
Exam Success - Summer 2006
July 2006
A report on recent achievements by Barnett Waddingham LLP staff in the actuarial profession and pension administration examinations. This summer's actuarial profession examination results provided sev...
New Partners and Associates 2006
June 2006
Barnett Waddingham LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of new partners and associates from 1 June 2006: New Partners Shirley Jackson BA APMI becomes a partner in the London office where her pri...
Accounting for Pension Costs Under FRS17 - 2005 Survey
June 2006
Introduction This is our 5th annual survey of the assumptions adopted by FTSE100 companies for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes. This survey is based on the d...
Are you ready for Scheme Specific Funding?
May 2006
Actuarial valuations carried out with an effective date after 22 September 2005 will have to comply with the new Scheme Specific Funding regime. In most cases this will give trustees greater responsib...
Historic Trustee Training and Investment Seminars Austumn 2006
April 2006
For historical purposes we have left details of past Barnett Waddingham LLP seminars on the website. Trustee Knowledge and Understanding The need for proper trustee training is more important today th...
Early return for Barnett Waddingham's newly expanded Local Authority team
April 2006
Barnett Waddingham LLP is pleased to announce their appointment as actuary and investment consultant to the Somerset County Council Pension Fund. They take over the responsibility from Hewitt Associat...
Chancellor confirms Inheritance Tax position for SSASs and SIPPs
March 2006
Following the budget if you are a member of a SSAS or SIPP the Chancellor has confirmed the tax position on your remaining scheme benefits if you die after reaching age 75. The new legislation comes i...
Opting Out
March 2006
Pensions Beginners Page Welcome to the seventh in a series of articles designed to introduce readers to some pensions' related topics. Opting out Many people will have heard the term 'opting out'. Thi...
Rod Goodyer awarded Sir Joseph Burns Prize
March 2006
Our congratulations go to Rod Goodyer who has won the Sir Joseph Burns Prize, awarded by the Institute of Actuaries to the student with the best performance in the actuarial exams. Rod joined Barnett ...
New Partners 2006
February 2006
Barnett Waddingham LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new partners: Paul Jayson BSc FIA is a Scheme Actuary based in Barnett Waddingham LLP's London office, where he specialises in provid...
Barnett Waddingham London Group Pensions team expansion
February 2006
Higham Group transfers ongoing actuarial consulting and administration services to Barnett Waddingham LLP Higham Group has reached an agreement to transfer its Actuarial Consulting & Benefits practice...
Barnett Waddingham Local Authority team expansion
February 2006
Punter Southall's Local Authority team to join Barnett Waddingham Punter Southall, the national actuarial consultancy firm, has today announced that its Glasgow based local authority team will join Ba...
Historic Self Administered Pension Schemes
February 2006
Barnett Waddingham LLP once again ran their annual seminars across the country in June 2005, which were aimed at Small Self Administered Schemes (SSAS) and Self-Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs). The...
Pensionable Salary vs Final Pensionable Salary vs Final Remuneration
January 2006
Pensions Beginners Page Welcome to the sixth in a series of articles designed to introduce readers to some pensions' related topics. Pensionable Salary vs Final Pensionable Salary vs Final Remuneratio...
Exam Success Winter 2005/6
January 2006
A report on recent achievements by Barnett Waddingham LLP staff in the actuarial profession and pension administration examinations. This winter's actuarial profession examination results provided sev...
Projecting Life Expectancy
January 2006
Barnett Waddingham LLP discuss the most recent developments in projecting life expectancy. Introduction The longer people live the longer pensions need to be paid, and so mortality risk has always bee...