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Levy estimate falls despite record year of claims

The PPF has released its 2019/20 PPF levy consultation, setting out its plans for calculating the levy to be invoiced in autumn 2019.

TPR’s 2018 funding statement - a risk management perspective

The Pensions Regulator released its 2018 annual funding statement, and once again risk management was high up its agenda. This is perhaps not surprising in light of recent high profile employer insolvencies and the resulting reduction in member benefits.

How prepared are you? The Pension Protection Fund consults on third levy triennium.

The headline news is that the PPF is expecting to collect a total levy that is 10% lower than last year, reflecting the PPF’s strong financial position. So, what changes will there be and what do we need to do? The blog explores more.

PPF levy triennium: a fairer distribution between pension schemes?

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has released a consultation setting out its proposals for the 2018/19-2020/21 levy triennium. Overall the PPF’s proposals are intended to result in a fairer distribution of the PPF levy between pension schemes.

Take action! Time is running out for the 2017/18 PPF levy

Barnett Waddingham highlights some actions that can still be taken to manage the size of your Pension Protection Fund levy before the 31 March 2017 data deadline, including one or two new methods introduced by the PPF.

PPF reveals further fall in contingent funding arrangements

The PPF’s latest Purple Book reveals a fall in PPF-compliant contingent assets, driven by the PPF’s more robust approach to certification. Alternative approaches to reducing risk include security over assets and cash contributions.

Review: PPF propose changes to the levy rules

The PPF is proposing a transitional adjustment where companies would otherwise see an increase in their levy solely as a result of the move to the FRS102 accounting standard. We explain this, and other proposed changes to the PPF levy rules.

PPF levy – third triennium proposals

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has given an early indication of the changes that it intends to make as part of its three-yearly review of the PPF levy rules, with a particular focus on the Experian model used to calculate insolvency risk.

PPF Levy: get your parent company guarantee right

Trustees must thoroughly investigate detail of a contingent asset, such as a parent company guarantee, put in place to reduce the PPF levy.

All is not lost if the PPF decides to reject a contingent asset

The latter half of 2014 undoubtedly saw a lot of attention being focused on the PPF and their new Experian-based insolvency risk model. Much of the focus fell on the Second Triennium and the unprecedented number of consultation responses.

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