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Blog: January 2016 Archive

A Benefits Oddity

Benefits in the workplace are not cheap to provide and need managing, but do we as the employer understand if they are even valued?

Fined! For failing to observe PRA rules

Further to last year’s consultation, the PRA has now introduced measures that may lead to financial penalties on actuaries that fail to observe PRA rules or the requirement to 'whistleblow' under FSMA.

In, out, shake it all about: Britain and the EU hokey-cokey

A referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is expected in summer 2016. We take a look at the potential implications of 'Brexit' for UK pension schemes.

DB schemes: three ways to benefit from DC flexibility

Our research studies the impact of the new pension flexibilities on DB schemes and focuses on three key areas – Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs), transfer values, and trivial commutation.

Video blog - the 'brave new world' of self-invested pensions

James Jones-Tinsley discusses key issues facing the pensions industry, including legislative drag, the tapering of the Annual Allowance, Pension Wise and Workie.

Maximising economic recovery from a chilly North Sea

Is Competition law having a chilling effect on the Oil and Gas Authority’s (OGA) call to 'Maximise Economic Recovery' from the UK North Sea? The UK’s new OGA has a primary responsibility to implement the recommendations of a report by Sir Ian Wood.

Six pillars of employee wellbeing: work/life balance

In the sixth and final week of this blog series, Carl Chapman discusses the six pillars of employee wellbeing - an ethos that derives from the idea that employee performance is linked to six key areas of wellbeing in the workplace. Week six: work/life balance

2016 – is bigger better?

Scott Eason and David Gulland take a look back at what was a very busy 2015 for life sector M&A and consider potential market movements in 2016.

Six pillars of employee wellbeing: protection

In the fifth week of this blog series, Carl Chapman discusses the six pillars of employee wellbeing - an ethos that derives from the idea that employee performance is linked to six key areas of wellbeing in the workplace. Week five: protection.

HMRC contracting-out forums: What have we learnt?

Following the recent forums held by the HMRC in Edinburgh, Leeds, London and Newcastle to discuss macro issues relating to the end of contracting-out we look at the outcome and the next steps.

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