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Blog: March 2014 Archive

How can employers get to grips with auto-enrolment?

A podcast exploring the steps that employers will need to take to prepare for auto-enrolment.

Lloyd's 2013 Annual Report

Lloyd’s of London had a remarkable 2013, with pre-tax profit of £3.2 billion and a combined ratio of 86.8%. Profits were up 14% on the previous yea...

Pension charges cap announcement

Malcolm McLean comments on today’s news that the government is to cap pension charges at 0.75% from April 2015.

Budget 2014 – Surprise pension freedoms announced

The Chancellor surprised us all by allowing unlimited access to pension pots in retirement. This level of flexibility will be attractive to both savers and those already in drawdown.

Joint TPR & FCA guide on regulation of DC pensions welcomed

A new guide that sets out how TPR and FCA regulate defined contribution (DC) workplace pensions has been launched today.

An interesting budget for sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes

A note about the budget and the implications of new DC flexibility for DB schemes

Budget bombshell could fuel aspirational spending not retirement stability

Commenting on the outcomes of the Budget yesterday, Damian Stancombe , partner at pensions consultants Barnett Waddingham, comments on the impact o...

'Anti-annuity budget' paves way for CDC pension arrangements

Danny Wilding comments on yesterday’s surprise Budget attack on annuities.

PPF update on transition to new model – Good news!

The PPF has today released a note to stakeholders with an update on the transition to their new insolvency risk model. The PPF has confirmed that i...

A Budget full of pension surprises

Surprising pension outcomes in today’s Budget speech, which the Chancellor described as the most far reaching reform to the taxation of pensions since the regime was introduced in 1921.

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