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Blog: January 2017 Archive

Take action! Time is running out for the 2017/18 PPF levy

Barnett Waddingham highlights some actions that can still be taken to manage the size of your Pension Protection Fund levy before the 31 March 2017 data deadline, including one or two new methods introduced by the PPF.

Scheme Reconciliation Service - a positive start to the year

It’s been a busy period for HMRC and there have been a number of recent developments in the Scheme Reconciliation Service (SRS) world, let’s take a look at some of the recent changes…

How data analytics can enhance your business

In his latest blog, Michael Crawford explains why the use of data analytics to help drive strategies is one of the key differentiators which will help companies to survive.

Time for change? WPC’s recommendations for Government Green Paper

The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) recently published a list of recommendations for consultation in the Government’s Green Paper due in early 2017 to address perceived flaws in the regulation of defined benefit (DB) schemes. In a series of blog posts, we will discuss the key challenges and benefits for each recommendation in detail. For now, let’s look at the highlights…

Fall in corporate bond yields takes the shine off the year end

The funding position of the average pension scheme on an accounting basis has fallen over 2016. Company directors can take advantage of flexibility in the framework to improve the reported position.

Agreed! TPR and Coats Group plc reach £255 million settlement

The Pensions Regulator has reached a compromise with Coats Group plc, securing additional funding and employer support for two large pension schemes and allowing the company to lift a restriction on dividends.

A practical approach to meeting ORSA feedback suggestions for insurers

In our latest blog Jagdeep Singh Lall suggests practical approaches to meeting the feedback suggestions which category 5 insurers should consider when next reviewing their ORSA.

2016: Year of the Why?

Scott Eason looks back on another Solvency II driven year and wonders if 2017 will be different.

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