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How to prevent penalties for sole trustee SSASs and FURBS

Clients who act as sole trustee to their SSAS or FURBS are unknowingly storing up potential problems for their families after their death, which could easily be avoided by some simple planning now.

Member engagement – making it matter

Informed members make informed decisions - but effective engagement doesn’t just happen, it needs a well-defined strategy incorporating a clear understanding of where schemes and members are now, where they want to be, and the tools and support to help them get there.

“Be loud and be proud”: 5 tips for increasing the usage of your EAP

Employee Assistance Programmes are one of the most effective tools available to support employees. However, they are under-promoted, under-utilised and therefore undervalued by those employees they are there to help.

FSCS funding consultation: new levies on pension providers

A FCA consultation proposed expanding the pool from which the FSCS draws the funds it uses to pay compensation. It proposed that 25% of the levy on financial advisers be paid by the providers of pension products. Results are in… providers to pay!

Technology, insurtech and innovation: key takeaways from the Digital Insurance Agenda

Embracing ecosystems, cutting costs with technology - and the importance of creating “fans”. Cherry Chan, head of general insurance consulting, shares key takeaways from one of the leading events in insurtech and innovation in insurance.

Death and SSASs

SSAS Client Manager; Lisa White, explains how spending a few moments thinking about your circumstances, could save taxes being imposed on your pension savings in the future.

Pensions News – what you may have missed this Spring

From CDC, to DWP, all the way to HMRC – Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts maps out an A – Z on everything you may have missed in pensions news this spring.

LGPS: Changing approaches to accounting reporting

April has been a busy month for us - producing accounting reports for hundreds of participating employers in the LGPS. Roisin McGuire, Associate in Public Sector Consulting, reports about SEDR and the change in approach taken in accounting assumptions this year.

Decoding pension scheme benefit design

Most private sector pensions accrual in the UK is now on a DC basis. When legislators think about DB, it is only to worry about protecting past service benefits; never to wonder about whether the framework for future benefits is fit for purpose.

Returning surpluses - employer exit credits arrive in the LGPS

Changes to Regulation 64 of the LGPS Regulations 2013 will offer greater flexibility. Annemarie Allen provides some insight on what has changed and what this means for scheme employers and administering authorities.

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