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EXCLUSIVE: Trustee rights ‘should trump member transfer requests’ in pension liberation fight

Professional Pensions | 24 Apr 2014 | 10:38 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Trustee due diligence should be prioritised over member transfer rights in order to stamp out pension liberation, Margaret Snowdon says.

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TPR and PPF to probe pre-pack at Jacuzzi UK scheme sponsor

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Pension Protection Fund (PPF) are investigating the pre-pack insolvency of Astracast over concerns the firm’s owner has dumped its scheme on the lifeboat fund.

Professional Pensions | 23 Apr 2014 | 12:43 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FRC to target actuarial standards and governance code quality

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will work in conjunction with other regulators to develop actuarial assessment and quality standards in the coming year.

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 13:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Michael Johnson: Eight propsals to overhaul pensions tax relief

In his report on the tax treatment of pensions savings for the Centre for Policy Studies Michael Johnson came up with eight specific proposals. Here they are:

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 13:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Government urged to scrap tax relief and tax-free cash

Tax relief on pension contributions should be replaced by a Treasury contribution of 50p per £1 saved, argues a radical report by Michael Johnson for the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS).

Professional Pensions | 22 Apr 2014 | 12:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Gleeds scheme sponsors face £45m bill following High Court ruling

The sponsors of the Gleeds Retirement Benefits Scheme could face a £45m bill following a ruling in the High Court over the validity of the scheme’s deeds.

Professional Pensions | 17 Apr 2014 | 11:35 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Gleeds Retirement Benefit Scheme and the £45m mistake

The facts of the recent High Court case involving the Gleeds Retirement Benefit Scheme may seem trivial, but their implication is anything but.

Professional Pensions | 17 Apr 2014 | 11:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Expat EU workers to enjoy fully transferable pension rights

EU employees moving to a different country will be able to take their full pension rights with them under a draft law passed by parliament this week.

Professional Pensions | 16 Apr 2014 | 12:29 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Webb calls for flat rate 30% tax relief

Steve Webb has called for an overhaul of tax relief on pension contributions that would see a flat 30% rate introduced and the lifetime allowance axed.

Professional Pensions | 16 Apr 2014 | 11:37 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Pension liberation fraudsters ‘exploiting Budget to target savers’

Pension liberation fraudsters are targeting savers following the overhaul of defined contribution (DC) announced in this year’s Budget, JLT executive Margaret Snowdon says.

Professional Pensions | 15 Apr 2014 | 12:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Snowdon: Liberation fraudsters already taking advantage of Budget shocks

The Pension Liberation Industry Group was founded earlier this year, with JLT executive Margaret Snowdon leading collaboration between trustees, trade bodies, legal advisers, consumer representatives, providers and lawyers.

Professional Pensions | 15 Apr 2014 | 10:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Ibstock must pay additional £140,000 PPF levy due to data error - UPDATED

Ibstock Pension Scheme must pay the additional £140,000 Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy it received after submitting erroneous data in 2011, says the PPF Ombudsman.

Professional Pensions | 11 Apr 2014 | 16:49 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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VPAG for victory

Jack Jones looks at the campaign by former Visteon pension scheme members to get Ford to compensate them for losses incurred when the fund entered the PPF

Professional Pensions | 11 Apr 2014 | 11:51

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