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Briefings: April 2017 Archive

Sole or Joint SIPP Trusteeship

‘Sole or joint?’ may sound like a classic ‘surf or turf’ choice in your favourite restaurant but the question can also be applied to the trusteeship of self-invested personal pensions (SIPP). Andy Leggett explains the significance in practical terms.

Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - 31 March 2017

Our latest Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting newsletter details the key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed).

PerioDiC - April 2017

In our PerioDiC newsletter, we summarise the trustee, company, and other elements to be aware of which help with running a defined contribution (DC) scheme.

Spotlight on Longevity: Mortality improvements – does one size fit all?

The CMI Model is calibrated to data for the general population but is typically applied to pensioner or annuitant portfolios. These have different mortality rates and may experience quite different mortality improvements.

Scottish rate of income tax and pension tax relief

The Scotland Act 2012 gives the Scottish Parliament the power to set the Scottish rate of income tax. As a result, since 6 April 2016, Scottish taxpayers have been subject to lower rates of UK income tax.

Buy-outs and buy-ins - Spring 2017

Final reporting from the insurers for 2016 confirmed a flurry of activity in the last quarter of the year for the bulk annuity providers, with a significant amount of transactions completed. This resulted in total business with UK pension schemes of just over £10.2bn for 2016.

HEads up: news on pensions and other business risks within the Higher Education sector

Our Higher Education (HE) experience stretches over 20 years and includes advice across a top- tier client list, spanning the UK. In this newsletter, we bring you the latest news on pensions and other business risks within the HE sector.

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