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Blog: May 2016 Archive

Employee engagement: middle ages or the dark ages?

In the second of his blogs looking at the employee savings journey, Damian Stancombe picks up with the 30-49 age band and considers what financial priorities the middles ages are focussing on, and whether this period is in fact, more akin to the dark ages.

Walk the line: between GMP rectification and benefit audit

Stealing a lyric from the man in black, our specialist GMP team is encouraging trustees to walk the line between GMP rectifications and wider benefit audit projects. It is important they understand the difference between the two and avoid a reasonably simple process becoming unwieldy and expensive.

How big pension schemes reduce risk

The Big Schemes Survey is Barnett Waddingham’s fourth annual survey relating to private sector defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK with assets of over £1 billion. Our research highlights innovations spearheaded by these big pension schemes.

Top priority: The Pensions Regulator’s plans for schemes

The Pensions Regulator’s priorities for 2016 to 2019 include economic risks, automatic enrolment and master trusts. We look at how this could impact employers.

Capital allowances - don't ignore them!

Are you missing a SIPP property trick? When it comes to capital allowances, it is worth making sure you are seeing the whole picture.

Why retirement is looking bleak for future generations of pensioners

So, we now have our new flat-rate or single-tier state pension in place and up and running, available for all those reaching state pension age from 6 April this year. But just how good is this new pension going to be?

4 - 2 - 3 the savings riddle

Damian Stancombe brushes up on the riddle of the Sphinx, looks at the new 'kid on the block' the Lifetime ISA and ponders why he feels he is falling out of love with pensions.

Creating a sense of realism

At the heart of any effective wellbeing strategy is a comprehensive understanding of your workforce.


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