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Scotland’s no: Cross-border question put to bed but tax powers a problem for pensions

Trustees running schemes in England and Scotland no longer need to be concerned about EU cross-border requirements after the results of yesterday’s referendum.

19 Sep 2014 | 12:53 

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B&CE chief calls for central database of member information

Creating a centralised database of member information will help the industry deliver effective guidance to pensioners according to B&CE chief executive Patrick Heath-Lay.

19 Sep 2014 | 13:02

Budget freedoms branded as short-sighted tax collection exercise

The Budget pension freedoms are a tax collection measure set to drive short-term spending with long-term consequences, Punter Southall has warned.

18 Sep 2014 | 12:59

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Scotland decides: Never the same again

The Scottish referendum will have major consequences for schemes regardless of the outcome says Helen Morrissey


Guest comment: Now the real devolution debate starts

Malcolm Paul says difficult questions will remain, whichever way Scotland votes

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Pensions Buzz: Industry braces for upheaval if Scotland gives Yes vote

Professional Pensions readers are not expecting a ‘Yes’ vote, but warn that it would cause a major headache for schemes and leave Scottish pensioners worse off


AE: Bearing down on the big six

Is the auto-enrolment market at risk of a sudden withdrawal of providers as medium-sized employers stage? Natasha Browne investigates

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Devo max would still split UK pension rules, PASA warns

The transfer of more powers from Westminster to Holyrood would cause a divergence in pension regulation across the UK, the Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has warned.

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Phillip Bretnall talks to PP about the bank's Know You programme


Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

Natasha Browne looks at the thorough approach Thomas Cook takes to managing risk in its defined contribution arrangements


Heineken: How an engaged employer is approaching the Budget changes

Heineken UK’s new head of pensions Neil Parfrey talks to Natasha Browne about meeting the challenges thrown down by the Chancellor



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Joint institute pensions survey 2014


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