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Briefings: Actuarial services for employers

News on Pensions May 2016

In this issue of News on Pensions we discuss updates from The Pensions Regulator, we review the results from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's quantitative assessment and bring you a round-up of the latest news from across the industry.

News on Pensions April 2016

In this issue of News on Pensions we review the latest updates following Budget 2016, along with a round-up of the latest news from The Pensions Regulator and The Pension Protection Fund

Current Pensions Issues Spring 2016

This edition of Current Pensions Issues includes several actions for trustees surrounding the end of contracting-out, Integrated Risk Management, Persons of significant control and PPF Levies.

Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - March 2016

The key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the Accounting Standards FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and FAS158 (US listed) are the discount rate and the rate of future inflation. This note sets out some of the technical issues relevant to those involved in the preparation and the audit of pension disclosures.

Buy-outs and buy-ins – Spring 2016

Quarter 4 of 2015 saw a very strong finish to the year for the UK bulk annuity market. Overall, the value of business in 2015 fell just short of the record set in 2014, but was considerably above previous years.

News on Pensions March 2016

Following the Chancellor's Budget speech we review any pensions-related issues including details of the Lifetime Individual Savings Account (LISA). We also take a look at Pension transfers, early exit charges and the abolition of contracting-out.

Budget 2016 overview: everything you need to know

The Budget 2016 did not see the sweeping changes to pension tax allowances and reliefs that many had predicted, but the introduction of a new Lifetime ISA as well as the consolidation of the financial advisory services prompted a flurry of debate.

Valuation services: for employers approaching pension scheme valuation

In this note we address some of the main issues that employers should be considering as part of their formal valuation process in 2016.

Annual Allowance survey

High earners could find themselves footing large tax bills when a series of changes to pensions tax relief are implemented in April 2016. Our survey looks at how companies are gearing up to assist their high earners mitigate the impact of these changes.

News on Pensions February 2016

In this months News on Pensions we look forward to the Budget and consider some of the possible impact on pensions, state pension age inequality and intergenerational fairness and an auto-enrolment update.

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