Changes to the rules on capital reserves for SIPP operators take effect on 1 September 2016. These changes are around how the amount of those capital reserves is calculated. They may sound boringly technical but they represent a radical change.
Following a cut in base rate on 4 August for the first time since March 2009, we ask whether companies can now borrow more cheaply from SSASs as the minimum interest rate set by HM Revenue & Customs is linked to base rate?
Cherry Chan examines the potential that driverless technology has to be revolutionary in her latest blog. But to what extent will traditional motor insurance change, and how will regulation need to evolve to meet the new demands?
Our Executive Pensions team has considerable experience in advising senior ALMO staff on their pension benefits. This briefing note covers substantial changes that have recently taken place in the pensions legislation directly affecting such high-earners.
This edition of Current Pensions Issues includes several actions for trustees including issues following Brexit, considering TPR's 2016 Funding Statement, protecting pensions from tax changes and a review of DC provision against TPR's Code of Practice.
This paper looks at how much weight should be given to 'meeting cashflows' when designing an investment portfolio and if there are specific features cashflow negative schemes (i.e. schemes where outgoes exceed income) should look for in their investments.
We were proud to take this award home for the second consecutive year, after being recognised by an esteemed panel of industry experts for our innovative solutions in technology and forward-thinking approach to complex business challenges.
Barnett Waddingham were thrilled to be named Best Wellbeing Provider and Reward Provider of the Year at the VIB Awards 2016 in a splendid ceremony at the Hilton Bankside last night.
We are proud to announce that Barnett Waddingham’s Head of DC, Mark Futcher has been named Best Individual Pensions Consultant at this year’s prestigious Engaged Investor Trustee Awards.
As the UK experiences extreme uncertainty after the EU referendum, we question how long until contributions are forced to increase in order to plug the ballooning deficit.
Our Risk Maturity Benchmarking report is based on market research involving over 100 respondents, and face-to-face meetings with more than 35 business and risk leaders.
Our fifteenth annual survey of pension disclosures made by FTSE100 companies determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes has been released.
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.
This case study examines the effect on existing regular contributions where the Pension Input Period (PIP) is already aligned with the tax year, using ‘Fred’ and his Self-Invested Personal Pension Plan (SIPP) as an example.
Implementing a stress testing and scenario analysis framework in order to identify and analyse current and potential issues that were of market-wide concern.
Research from Barnett Waddingham reveals that oil and gas companies in the FTSE350 are paying less in deficit contributions than they have for the last seven years.
The Bank of England’s cut to the base rate of interest, and the expansion of its bond purchasing programme, has led to a fall in long-term bond yields which will put further pressure on underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, has appointed pensions consultant Liam Mayne as associate to its growing team.