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Briefings: Public sector

Pension planning for senior NHS staff

NHS staff are now facing tax charges on their ongoing pension savings. Barnett Waddingham provides a bespoke and specialised service designed to meet the pension requirements for NHS employees.

LGPS proposals: local valuation cycles and exits

Where the Olympic rings represent the five different continents of the world, the areas of the consultation also relate to five different areas; the frequency of local funding valuations, interim valuations, exit payments, exit credits and higher & further education membership of the LGPS.

Consulting on Fair Deal in the LGPS

The LGPS has been waiting since 2013 for New Fair Deal to be enshrined into its regulations. Following an earlier consultation and subsequent rejection of the proposals, this new consultation proposes a different way forward.

Bulk transfers in the LGPS

Transfers to non-LGPS arrangements can be more complicated and are covered by different regulations. This Note sets out some of the principles and issues associated with bulk transfers between Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds.

AA and LTA changes - key points you need to know

This briefing highlights the key changes to the annual allowance (AA) and lifetime allowance (LTA) that came into force from 6 April 2016.

Managing Ill Health

It is important that LGPS Funds have a policy to deal with ill health retirement risk. Although relatively rare, ill health retirements can be costly. The 2019 valuation is a good opportunity to put a policy in place.

Assessing Employer Covenant

Assessing employer covenant is becoming more and more important as the number and types of employers in the LGPS grows.

Cost management in the LGPS and the 2019 valuation outlook

The 2019 formal valuations for the English and Welsh funds in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are fast approaching and preparation is key. As if there wasn’t enough to do already, the cost control mechanism has been triggered.

Choosing the right mortality table for your Fund

Longevity is a topic of significant importance to defined benefit pension schemes and their actuaries. What can we learn from the latest research, what does it all mean for LGPS Funds - and why on earth does it have anything to do with shopping for shoes?

LGPS additional voluntary contribution reviews and current market activity

The market for providers of AVC arrangements had seen little development in recent years, with providers doing little to change their propositions. We’ve summarised some recently announced developments, and how we can help you review your AVC arrangements.

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