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