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Blog: Archive

Removal of capital gains indexation allowance

Is the tax man at it again? This blog looks at the removal of capital gains indexation allowance from 1 January 2018.

Treasury Committee calls for PRA action on Solvency II

The House of Commons Treasury Committee published its report on “The Solvency II Directive and its impact on the UK Insurance Industry” on 25 October 2017. Our latest blog looks at the Committees 'shopping list' of topics that it wants the PRA to explore.

Small change?

John Hoskin looks at CP16/17. This is not 'just another' consultation paper on PRA fees.

Q.R.T? N.S.T? H.E.L.P!

Struggling with the Solvency II quantitative reporting templates (QRTs) and UK National Specific Templates (NSTs)? John Hoskin sets out the information that firms need to consider when completing their submissions.

It’s disclosure Jim, but not as we know it

The majority of insurers will soon be publishing their first Solvency and Financial Condition Report (SFCR). We take a look at the SFCR’s published by firms with non-December year-ends and highlight lessons to be learnt.

Simply the best . . . estimate

As Solvency II regulations settle and 2016 year end approaches, insurers have the chance to draw breath and take pride in the past few years work. But do the assumptions reflect reality and are the processes in place sufficiently robust and objective?

Are you prepared for Solvency II Day 1 reporting?

With just four weeks to go until Solvency II 'Day 1' reporting is due for solo entities, our discussions with some firms have indicated a lack of appreciation of the requirements. In this short article we set out what firms need to do in the coming weeks or risk the wrath of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

Fined! For failing to observe PRA rules

Further to last year’s consultation, the PRA has now introduced measures that may lead to financial penalties on actuaries that fail to observe PRA rules or the requirement to 'whistleblow' under FSMA.

PRA view on look-through reporting brings some Christmas cheer

With firms still working on Solvency II reporting requirements, the PRA sets out its expectations with regards to reporting of look-through information.

'Chief Actuary or not Chief Actuary?' - that is the question

Who is your Chief Actuary when you outsource the Solvency II actuarial function? This blog explores why there has been confusion and reveals the answer.

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