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Blog: Employers

Go! Go! - it’s integrated health solution time!

Carl Chapman talks candidly about the tendency that most companies have to adopt outdated health strategies and so miss out on using the full suite of health solutions at their disposal.

Evidence-based funding assumptions: TPR’s 2016 annual funding statement

The Pensions Regulator’s 2016 funding statement aims to help trustees set an approach to funding, investment and employer covenant in volatile economic conditions. We look at the key funding-related messages.

'Loadsamoney' LISA

Damian Stancombe looks at two employees perspectives who are polar opposites in terms of affluence, considering their savings journeys and the impact of the Lifetime ISA.

UK votes Leave: how pension schemes can cope with uncertainty

The UK public has voted to 'leave' the EU. In our latest blog we look at the impact on markets and UK pension schemes, including accounting, funding and regulation.

Guidance for employers on navigating the LGPS

In our latest blog we look at the Pensions Lifetime Savings Association's new guides for employers participating in the LGPS - designed to help them navigate the significant legal, financial and administrative hurdles this poses.

Oil and gas: drilling down into good decision making

In response to a recent article, Iain Poole considers dealing with uncertainty in the oil and gas industry and highlights some of the key challenges in terms of general decision making, and in light of the current turbulent environment.

EU Referendum: change inevitable for pension schemes - leave or remain

A Brexit following the EU referendum could lead to legislative changes for UK pension schemes, such as GMP equalisation, PPF compensation and funding requirements. The nature of the UK’s continued relationship with the EU will be key.

Pension freedoms – a potential trigger for mass financial mis-selling?

A recent report from the Public Accounts Committee stated that, in their view "pension freedoms are a potential trigger for mass financial mis-selling”. Malcolm McLean discusses whether the risks are real or if this is more alarmist prophesying.

Changes to widows’ pension rights - not just a 'Thai Bride' problem

In his latest blog Malcolm McLean looks at why the changes that will stop pensioners in Bangkok from getting a weekly cheque from Whitehall will have the same effect on their counterparts living in the UK.

The golden years - pension freedoms or folly?

In the third and final blog in his series, Damian Stancombe follows the employee journey through to its conclusion, focussing on the 50+ age group – the Golden Years - as David Bowie famously sang about.

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