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How prepared are you? The Pension Protection Fund consults on third levy triennium.

The headline news is that the PPF is expecting to collect a total levy that is 10% lower than last year, reflecting the PPF’s strong financial position. So, what changes will there be and what do we need to do? The blog explores more.

All change for the Autumn Budget 2017…

In this blog, we consider some of the options open to the Chancellor, the loose ends still to be tied up and some of the steps that individuals might consider in advance; in case options are restricted on 22 November.

New PPF model: How does it affect schemes in the Not-For-Profit sector?

Changes to the PPF levy model should mean lower levies for the vast majority of schemes sponsored by not-for-profit employers, but a minority of around 10-15% are expected to see an increase in their levy.

Small change?

John Hoskin looks at CP16/17. This is not 'just another' consultation paper on PRA fees.

Birthday wishes for a happier DC picture

This was the first time I had ever been treated to a chorus of “Happy Birthday” as I took to the podium. Now I had to live up to that rousing start. And you may think that talking about pensions was not the way to do it.

Picture postcards from a global pensions tour

Clocking up nearly two million airmiles in the course of a global career in pensions is impressive enough. David Harris took us on a world tour of pensions and benefits to help inform how the UK should be viewing its own challenges.

Brexit darkroom will still leave pensions in the spotlight

Former pensions minister Steve Webb took the political temperature for our DC Snapshot event -and warned that the Brexit roadblock in Parliament would not protect pensions from possible tax changes. Mark Futcher explores.

Why aren’t pensions the picture of happiness?

Most of us feel our way through life. Pensions people count their way. I think this accurately reflects the fracture between most people saving for their old age and the blind spot which looms when engaging with the industry who can deliver that ambition.

Don’t believe everything you hear!

For the first time in my life I have my very own garden. The only problem is I have no idea what to do with it. I imagine some people feel a similar sort of bewilderment when they think about their pension savings. James Jones-Tinsley explores.

Legal Entity Identifiers: what are they - and does your SSAS need one?

You may need to obtain a reference from the London Stock Exchange, in order for the scheme trustees to carry on investing after 2 January 2018, because of new legislation. James Jones-Tinsley explores.

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