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Blog: Actuarial services for employers

The rise of the master trust

As the number of authorised master trusts rises to six, we thought it was worth considering the impact of the authorisation regime so far, good and bad.

Helping members understand their transfer options

Transferring from a DB scheme is a major decision for members and there are many factors that should be taken into account. Simon Taylor offers advice to these members to understand their transfer options.

Helping employers with Plumbing Scheme debt challenges

With debt illustrations starting to land on the desks of employers who have historically participated in the ‘the Plumbing Scheme’, Chris Hawley and Matthew Giles of Squire Patton Boggs offer advice on the arising issues and challenges presented to them due this scheme.

Navigating Change report reveals key triggers for retendering consultants

According to our Navigating Change report, free thinking and independent advice are crucial factors in avoiding retendering triggers. Paul Houghton’s latest blog provides further insight into these structural shifts.

Pensions News – What you may have missed this spring

From Brexit to Safeway via the Lifetime Allowance – Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out an ‘A - Z’ of everything you may have missed in the world of pensions this spring.

DB maturity means consultants must focus on managing the end game
DB maturity - Consultants focus on managing the end game

A new era for the pensions industry, as defined benefit (DB) schemes reach maturity, is shifting the strategic focus of many schemes to the potential end-game of risk reduction, often leading towards buyout.

GMP equalisation in transfer values
GMP equalisation in transfer values

John Cormell focuses on our approach in considering the specifics of each scheme and to only implement GMP equalisation in transfer values where appropriate and agreed by the trustees.

How trustees can help members determine the best options at retirement

Trustees of DB pension schemes want to make their members aware of all their options, including transferring out, ahead of retirement.

The long and winding road of guaranteed minimum pension equalisation
The long and winding road of GMP equalisation

Many schemes are addressing the short-term issues around GMP equalisation, but they must think how they adjust the benefits for members and operate with those adjustments in place.

A new tax year, a new Lifetime Allowance and many members will still be breaching it

With recent news highlighting the ever increasing number of people being caught by the LTA, we explain what it is and how pension schemes and their members can navigate their way through the pension tax maze.

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