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Blog: November 2014 Archive

Market volatility – back on the radar

The Government’s Budget announcement of freedom and choice in pensions may have inadvertently created a tax loophole. What should employers need to think about?

Technology for pension schemes

VIDEO: Paul Hamilton highlights how we use technology for the benefit of our pension scheme clients in our latest video.

New accounting standards bring new issues for universities

The new accounting standards issued by the Financial Reporting Council, mandatory for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2015, will impact every university.

Solvency II Volatility Adjustment benefit to be reduced for UK insurers

EIOPA’s latest consultation paper comes with a sting in the tail for those hoping to use the Volatility Adjustment.

Purple Book 2014 – de-risking trends continue

The Pensions Regulator and the Pension Protection Fund have released their latest survey of UK defined benefit schemes and it shows some interesting trends.

Are you being targeted for investment fraud?

Had a cold call about a bamboo fund, or a text message about investing in carbon credits? Read more to find out what you should be doing if you have.

Why health insurance is broken!

Employee wellbeing is directly linked to a company’s profitability, its customer satisfaction ratings and absence rates, as well as insurance premium costs and attraction and retention of staff. But the UK health insurance market is broken. So what can a simple but effective claims management service do for companies and their employees?

Curbing the whiplash epidemic

According to recent newspaper articles the UK is branded the 'whiplash capital of the world'. If this is true, what is being done to curb the 'whiplash epidemic'? In this blog we analyse the proposals being put forward to tackle this assertion.

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