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Blog: June 2017 Archive

Take Action Now! Energy Performance Certificates legislation is changing

It will soon be against the law to let out a property with an Energy Performance Asset Rating in the two lowest bands, F and G. James Jones-Tinsley discusses the changes that will start to take place on 1 April 2018 and the actions you need to take.

Pensions are left just hanging around

When Theresa May called a snap General Election in April, few would have envisaged the outcome resulting in a hung parliament and no Conservative majority. So where does this leave Pensions? James Jones-TInsley explores...

Capital Adequacy: experiences from the front line

Eight months on from the introduction of Capital Adequacy for SIPP providers, James Jones-Tinsley provides an overview of some of the practical challenges that both operators and clients have faced

HMRC vs in specie contributions – part II

In November 2016 we published a blog that focused on HMRC unexpectedly challenging SIPP providers on whether net pension contributions could be made in specie and still receive tax relief. Our follow up blog continues the conversation...

Block Property Insurance: a building block to insuring property correctly

Assisting your clients with commercial property purchases via their Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) or Small Self-Administered Scheme (SSAS) is, invariably, a protracted and complicated affair. Our blog aims to cut through the noise.

GIST 2017 - are we all stressed out?

The PRA sent out a letter in April 2017 requesting approximately 25 mostly category 1 & 2 firms (and a small number of category 3 firms) to participate in the General Insurance Stress Test 2017 (GIST 2017).

Theresa gets tough on takeovers

Corporate transactions could face an additional roadblock, under Conservative plans unveiled in their 2017 manifesto.

The Ogden knock out

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) closed their consultation recently (11 May) into how the Ogden discount rate should be set in the future. In this blog we will look at some background information about the Ogden rate, the core issues examined in the consultation paper and what could happen next.

General Election 2017: What could happen next for pensions?

Following the publication of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties manifesto’s, Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, looks at how their key pensions and related policies stand.


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