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Blog: March 2016 Archive

PMI TV: the rush to contracting out cessation

Chris Tagg, Associate and Head of the Administration Team discusses GMP Reconciliation and Rectification with PMI TV.

Lifetime ISA or pension: which is better?

Ever since ISAs first came in there has been a debate about which is the better savings vehicle – an ISA or a pension. Malcolm McLean further examines the difference between these savings options and asks which one is best?

Perspectives on estimation and modelling for large engineering projects

In a recent survey of over 160 Upstream 'megaprojects' (exceeding $1 Billion), with an average project size of $6.6 billion, EY identified 65% of projects as experiencing cost over-runs, and 78% experienced delays. We look at the inherent uncertainty with large CAPEX projects.

Tax break for SIPP and SSAS commercial property purchases under £1,050,000

Earlier this year, improvements in the way that SDLT would be charged on commercial property purchases were introduced - but what were the changes, and what do they mean for individuals?

PASA: guidance on GMP reconciliation and rectification

The Pensions Administration Standards Association have launched guidance relating to Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) reconciliation and rectification projects.

Contracting out: here's looking at you kid

Like Bogart and Bergman’s feelings for Paris, perhaps more than a few of us thought we’d always have contracting-out. We won’t and it shouldn’t be news to you that contracting-out is being abolished from 6 April 2016.

Budget 2016: introducing the Lifetime ISA and Pensions Dashboard

There has been a considerable amount of change to pension’s policy and practice over recent years and both the industry and individuals really need a period of consolidation and stability on the major changes that have already occurred - notably auto-enrolment and pension freedoms.

Budget 2016: a mixed bag for the insurance industry

On 16 March 2016 Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2016 Budget. The announcements provided a mixed bag of news for the insurance sector, summarised in this blog.

Last Man Standing schemes – the PPF’s re-invoicing plan

The PPF is re-invoicing schemes that have been incorrectly identified as Last Man Standing (LMS). LMS schemes benefit from a reduced PPF levy. The PPF will write to schemes asking for confirmation of the scheme structure for past years.

The benefits of employee engagement

Research has shown that organisations with high levels of employee engagement are more efficient and effective, and that highly engaged employees have an increased sense of wellbeing.

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