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Blog: November 2016 Archive

Court of Appeal judgment: pensions are protected in bankruptcy

A recent Court of Appeal judgment has brought much-needed clarity to the area of pensions and bankruptcy, by upholding a High Court ruling on a case that contradicted a ruling on a similar case a few years earlier.

Hotline sting and the cold calling ban

Andy Leggett suggests that when it comes to the ban on cold calling, the heart is in the right place but unless it is improved significantly, the proposed bill could do more harm than good. Read more about this 'hotline sting' in his latest blog.

#StrongerTogether - actuaries and data scientists

'Stronger together' is how I see actuaries and data scientists working together in harmony – it is not about Brexit or America’s presidential campaign!

With-profits funds could improve their investment strategies

92% of actuaries polled at a session we hosted at the annual Actuarial Life Conference believe that with-profits funds should review their investment strategies in light of performance data provided by Barnett Waddingham - Scott Eason explains why.

Official UK inflation measure changes to CPIH

A decision by the ONS to replace CPI with CPIH as its preferred measure of inflation could have implications for UK pension schemes. We outline the possible impact on pension increases and investments.

Five pearls of wisdom...for small employers thinking about auto-enrolment

Here we provide some pearls of wisdom based on our experience that will help employers preparing to set up their first workplace auto-enrolment pension scheme.

Bank of England changes outlook on Super Thursday

Super Thursday not only saw the Bank of England’s latest decision on interest rates and Quantitative Easing, but also their latest inflation report too.

SIPP providers find scant relief for in specie contributions

Were HMRC to remove the facility for in specie contributions, there would be undesirable unintended consequences. Andy Leggett examines the implications as well as the pros and cons of various options in his latest blog.

Pension legislation: the law is still a drag!

In his first blog about pensions law - 'The law is a drag', James Jones-Tinsley focussed his ire on the time it took to get pensions legislation onto the statute books, but almost one year on, has anything changed for the better?

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