Thankfully, the days of implementing a blanket approach to benefits and communications are behind us. However, the concept of ‘flexible’ benefits has been around for years, but were they really that flexible?
Most commentators are suggesting that the election will be dominated by Brexit and the future of the United Kingdom outside the European Union. But there are many other domestic issues that the election campaign will also throw into focus. Pensions are likely to feature in a number of different respects.
The implications of Brexit are likely to affect almost every facet of the wider economy. Liam Mayne, associate at Barnett Waddingham, examines the potential issues that will arise for employers in relation to defined benefit (DB) pension obligations.
Question marks over our ability to predict the future provided two of the highlights of our recent annual pensions conference. Senior Partner Nick Salter explores...
Trustees are often given verbal assurances from their sponsors or parent companies that they will always be looked after. Such promises are not recognised by the Regulator who are increasingly looking to trustees for better standards of practice.
Delegates at our recent Pensions Trustee conference had the opportunity to ask questions of three experts - Peter Askins, director at Independent Trustee Services, Robin Ellison, consultant at Pinsent Masons and our own senior consultant Malcolm McLean.
Our Head of Workplace Health and Wealth Damian Stancombe discussed the enormous responsibility faced by trustees of defined contribution schemes - a job that often goes unappreciated. The decisions they make now will help determine the quality of retirement their members will have. Damian explores how research and engagement on short to medium term financial issues has got to be the starting point on that journey.