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  • Picture for Cascading pension death benefits without the probate wait
    Cascading pension death benefits without the probate wait

    Tucked away in the 2018 Autumn Budget, you’d be forgiven for missing the relatively unnoticed amendment to probate fees. We’ve covered the most pressing matters for clients on the treatment of pension death benefits.

  • Picture for Spot the conflict and boost your governance step counter
    Spot the conflict and boost your governance step counter

    Conflicts of interest have long been part of the trustee/employer environment. However, the scope and meaning of what type of conflicts could arise has developed and broadened as governance best practice evolved.

  • Picture for ACDC: avoiding the highway to financial hell
    ACDC: avoiding the highway to financial hell

    If you can help your workers save that little bit and take away their financial stop signs, you could take them off the “highway to hell” and help them towards that goal of “livin’ easy, livin’ free”. How do you get there?

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  • What TPR expects of 21st Century trustees

    TPR carried out research which identified that many schemes were not being run to the standard expected by TPR. On the back of these findings TPR initiated an education program which was given the name of “21st Century Trusteeship”.

  • Pension scheme consolidation

    Pension consolidation is a broad concept, ranging from simplifying a scheme’s governance structure, to merging with other schemes to take advantage of economies of scale.

  • How employers can use DB SSASs to reward key employees

    Despite the trend to move away from DB in favour of more flexible DC arrangements, employers wanting to maximise provision of benefits for employees without breaching the Annual Allowance and Lifetime Allowance limits may find a DB SSAS suits their needs.

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