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Comment & Insight

Blogs

Briefings

  • Key regulatory updates: Life and General Insurance late 2016/early 2017

    In case you missed anything amid the rush to prepare for and get stuck into year-end reporting, this newsletter highlights the main points from some of the key regulatory publications between the period 1 October 2016 to 28 February 2016.

  • PATHways 73

    Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that pays particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.

  • News on Pensions January/February 2017

    In our latest edition of News on Pensions we bring you most recent news from The Pension Protection Fund, The Pensions Regulator and The Department for Work and Pensions.

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Research

  • French companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey looks at French companies, almost all of which are constituents of the CAC40 index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 14 French companies with around £22.2bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

  • Dutch companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX share index that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. The survey covers seven Dutch companies with around £9.3 billion of UK pension liabilities between them.

  • German companies with UK defined benefit schemes

    This survey examines German companies, the majority of which are constituents of the DAX index, which have UK subsidiary companies with DB pension schemes. The survey covers 21 German companies with around £26.4bn of UK pension liabilities between them.

Case studies

  • By GAD! Drawdown yields to lower levels

    Without warning, new Government Actuary’s Department tables for capped drawdown suddenly appeared from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on 18 January 2017. This case study reviews what impact changes to the GAD tables might have on 65 year old Donald.

  • Using a SSAS loan-back to assist a company’s expansion plans

    Employer loan-backs are the unique feature of a SSAS. As the following case study serves to illustrate, SSAS loan-backs continue to offer an alternative source of finance for businesses, and an attractive investment for the SSAS member trustees.

  • Member communication and engagement - benefit accrual switch

    ECITB appointed Barnett Waddingham in 2015 to provide member communication consultancy to their scheme members, relating to the proposed switch of future benefit accrual from the DB to DC section of their scheme.

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