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Blog: July 2018 Archive

A new dawn for pensions: can politicians restore trust?

Stephanie Hawthorne, former editor of Pensions World magazine asks Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant, what can politicians do to help restore trust in UK Pensions?

When TPR gets tough, employers need to get going

Following the publication of its annual funding statement for defined benefit pension schemes in April, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published further backing analysis which gives greater insight into the key themes from the statement.

LGPS Annual Report 2017: highlights for fund actuaries

The LGPS SAB released their latest report on 22 May, providing information on the status of the LGPS for its members, employers and any other bodies. We’ve shared key things for fund actuaries in the lead up to the 2019 valuation.

Digesting the Pensions White Paper for employers

In June we hosted early morning forums to look at the White Paper from an employer’s perspective and to consider the potential implications. Jane Ralph, Associate, discusses the views of the attendees and the positives for employers.

Don’t just mind the gap: gender pay reporting is only the first step

Mandatory organisational gender pay reporting was the Government’s attempt to bring the issue of differences in pay between men and women into the open.

Pensions are products, not retirement strategies

Let’s get something straight: a pension is not a strategy. We explain why retirement planning strategies should be about more than just pensions, providing practical solutions on how to tackle a looming retirement crisis.

AA & carry forward - use it or lose it

Nilesh Shah, Associate, outlines the need to utilise any unused annual allowance before it is too late.

Scottish LGPS structure review: considerations and consequences

Louise Lau, Actuary, provides some initial thoughts around the options put forward in the Scottish LGPS structure consultation and asks: what are some of the considerations to be had and what would be the potential consequences of such changes?

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