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Blog: December 2017 Archive

Are transfer values cost effective for companies?

Our latest blog discusses and comments on defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) transfer values, including analysis of ACA survey results.

Removal of capital gains indexation allowance

Is the tax man at it again? This blog looks at the removal of capital gains indexation allowance from 1 January 2018.

Rounding up the latest trustee news

In his latest blog, Tyron Potts, Associate and Head of Pensions Research gives an in-brief round-up of recent news for trustees.

5 hottest issues in the SIPP market in 2017

James Jones-Tinsley, reviews the state of the UK Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) Marketplace and explains five of the hottest issues in 2017 that we, as a leading SIPP provider, have witnessed over the last twelve months..

Pension Scheme vs. Shareholders – a fine balance

Analysis and commentary on deficit reduction contributions (DRCs) versus dividends for FTSE350 companies with a DB pension scheme

The Pros and Cons of Pension Freedoms

Our latest blog by Malcolm McLean explores the pros and cons of pension freedoms. Is consumer protection as good as it can be?

Why now could be a good time to increase our pension contributions

Have you set your New Year resolutions? Lisa White explains why ''The Power of One'' will be hers.

Which solicitor should I use for commercial property purchase?

We recognise that legal fees are one of the major expenses associated with commercial property transactions. Robert Hunschok looks at the benefits of using a solicitor from Barnett Waddingham's SIPP panel.

VAT on pension costs - Part 5: Throwing in the towel?

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) appears to have given up the fight in relation to VAT on defined benefit (DB) pension costs and as predicted, we may now never see a certain Europe-wide VAT ruling applied to pension schemes in the UK. Tyron Potts explores.

Treasury Committee calls for PRA action on Solvency II

The House of Commons Treasury Committee published its report on “The Solvency II Directive and its impact on the UK Insurance Industry” on 25 October 2017. Our latest blog looks at the Committees 'shopping list' of topics that it wants the PRA to explore.

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