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Briefings: Employers

Planning for your DB pension endgame

TPR has recently increased its focus on the endgame of UK DB pension schemes. This briefing note explores how companies paying higher dividends than deficit contributions should expect more of a challenge on this from their trustees and the Regulator.

Costs and charges disclosure in trust-based DC schemes

New regulations and accompanying statutory guidance compel trustees to produce detailed analyses of the costs and charges incurred by scheme members on their money purchase benefits.

The DB pension transfer process

Transferring from a DB scheme is a major decision for members and there are many factors that should be taken into account. Simon Taylor, Partner offers advice to these members to understand their transfer options.

Specialist guidance for headteachers

Our Executive Pensions team has considerable experience in guiding headteachers and senior staff on their pension benefits. This briefing note covers recent, substantial changes in the pensions legislation directly affecting such high-earners.

Which pension scheme should your Executive Head join?

Our Executive Pensions team have extensive experience of both TPS and LGPS and are ideally placed to assist schools and Head Teachers with the decision as to which pension arrangement would be best for the school and their new Executive Head Teacher.

GMP equalisation and conversion

We have developed a streamlined process to carry out GMP equalisation and potentially conversion and simplification too. An outline of what this will look like is available to download.

Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - 31 March 2019

This briefing is for those who will be involved in preparing and auditing pensions disclosures under Accounting Standards FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed) as at 31 March 2019.

PerioDic - April 2019

Our PerioDiC Spring newsletter summarises the trustee, company and other elements to be aware of which help with running a defined contribution (DC) scheme.

2019 actuarial funding valuations - from an Employers viewpoint

TPR has published its annual funding statement, aimed at trustees and sponsoring employers of DB pension schemes undertaking scheme funding valuations. It provides guidance on expectations and indicates how they intend to step up their oversight.

Lifetime Allowances and Life Cover through Excepted Group Life Policy

From 2019/20 the LTA will be £1,055,000 and there's been a continued increase in the use of EGLPs for employees who already have a high level of benefit in a registered scheme. This briefing talks about an important change to eligible beneficiaries.

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