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Blog: Employers

Understanding pensions: they’re not rocket science!

Pension Awareness Day is an award-winning campaign which aims to promote the importance of saving for the future. Malcolm McLean shares four possible ways to help improve the public awareness on pensions.

Hoover’s chance to clean up as members swept into PPF

Regulated apportionment arrangements are becoming more common as stressed employers look to cut ties with their pension scheme. We look at the settlement agreed with the Pensions Regulator for Hoover Limited.

Are paid trustees professionals? Are professional trustees paid?

As part of a drive towards “21st Century Trusteeship and Governance”, having taken on board feedback received during their recent consultation , The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has finalised its description of what constitutes a “professional trustee”.

FTSE350: Barnett Waddingham's Annual Review

Our annual review of the pension obligations of FTSE350 companies highlights the volatile environment in which many companies are operating.

BBC and IBM: Questions of trust and duty

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of two employers after amendments in their defined benefit pension schemes were challenged by scheme members. Tyron Potts explores the lessons employers and trustees can learn from the cases.

Is pension tax relief reform off the menu? The proof is in the pudding

Malcolm McLean explores the further reform of pension tax relief on the present government’s agenda.

Moving of State Pension Age

Last week’s announcement from the Government told us that the state pension age (SPA) will rise to 68, seven years earlier than previously planned, which for most did not come as a surprise.

Walker vs Innospec – Equality wins, but will it cost?

On 12 July 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that civil partners and spouses in same-sex marriages should have the same pension rights and entitlements as people in heterosexual marriages. We discuss this in further detail.

Interesting times: How to adapt to survive a turbulent pensions world

As the UK enters a period of significant change, Finance Directors and Pension Managers need a dynamic DB (defined benefit) pension strategy that will be resilient in the face of changes in markets, whilst remaining cost effective over the longer term.

Theresa gets tough on takeovers

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

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