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Blog: February 2014 Archive

Cyber Crime - Part 2

Cyber crime impacts everyone as more and more new technologies emerge. It is invasive and contaminates both the personal and corporate world.

Malcolm McLean comments on the government defeat in Lords on Pension Bill

Commenting on the news today that the government has suffered a defeat in the Lords over its proposed reform of the state pension system, Malcolm M...

Reactions to pension charges disclosure news

Commenting on the news that the government has tabled an amendment to the Pensions Bill to require pension providers to disclose all transaction co...

MetLife Assurance to be sold to Rothesay Life

MetLife Assurance, the UK bulk annuity insurer, is to be taken over by Rothesay Life. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval but is exp...

Latest ONS Labour market statistics show a record number of women are in employment

According to the latest labour market figures published today by the ONS, in the final quarter of 2013 77.1% of men aged 16-64 were in work, up fro...

Sale provides reassurance to trustees

Mark Paxton comments on todays news that Rothesay Life is to acquire MetLife's £3bn bulk annuity business.

Barnett Waddingham urges high-earners to act now to retain £1.5 million pensions LTA before it’s too late

Bhargaw Buddhdev of pensions consultants Barnett Waddingham, is warning high-earners that if they do not apply for fixed protection 2014 (FP14) bef...

Malcolm McLean comments on the FCA’s annuities thematic review

Commenting on the outcomes of the FCA’s annuities thematic review, Malcolm McLean , consultant, Barnett Waddingham says: “The FCA report confirms w...

Protected persons consultation response ‘increases pension costs and the administrative burden for employers’

The government has this afternoon published its consultation response on a possible statutory override for protected persons regulations. Commentin...

End of contracting out - benefit reviews and Protected Persons

A note mostly about the Government's response to the Protected Persons consultation, plus a few points on general issues around the end of contracting.

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