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Blog: Expert actuarial services

The actuarial small print

“Your statutory rights are unaffected”, “subject to approval”, “terms and conditions apply”; there is plenty of small print in our lives. TAS 100 isn't just small print for actuaries though: it's a key part of a framework of professional standards.

Revisiting aspects of the gold-plated pension promise

Partner and experienced pension actuary, Danny Wilding, shares some thoughts on managing legacy defined benefit pension promises - following on from his speaking slot at the Professional Pensions Risk Reduction Forum.

Senior staff – get ready for April

With effect from 6 April 2016, the ability for senior staff to make tax-efficient provision for their retirement is being cut back. Here, we look at how senior staff will be affected by the upcoming tax changes.

Why the tapered annual allowance could cost more than you think

High earners could find themselves footing large tax bills when a series of changes to pensions tax relief are implemented in April 2016.

Time for action on the tapered annual allowance

The changes to pensions benefits announced in the 2015 Summer budget, which affect the amount of tax paid by higher earners, come into effect in April. Here we outline the key features of the tapered annual allowance (TAA).

Switching to CPI may just have become a little easier

When the government changed statutory minimum pension increases to increases in CPI rather than RPI, many employers and trustees were flung into a flurry of activity on what that meant for their schemes.

Tranche 9 Annual Funding Statement

Our lastest blog looks at TPR's annual funding statement published today giving its view on the market conditions that 'tranche 9' schemes will have to consider when carrying out their valuations.

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