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IORP II: What's in store for UK schemes

Professional Pensions | 03 Apr 2014 | 12:44 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The revisions to the European Commission’s (EC) directive on occupational pensions have been a long time coming. As such, the draft Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) II Directive contained just one shock, and that surprise came as a disappointment to many.

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LPFA offers LGPS employer contribution assessment service

The London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has launched a risk-based employer contribution assessment for Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds.

Professional Pensions | 14 Mar 2014 | 12:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Eversheds appoints Steven Hull as partner

Steven Hull has been appointed partner within Eversheds’ London office and joins from the law firm Ashurst where he was head of the pensions department.

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

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Civil partnership tribunal ruling reversed

Last week the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) ruled that schemes’ different treatment of members in civil partnerships and opposite-sex marriages does not contravene European Union (EU) anti-discrimination law.

Professional Pensions | 27 Feb 2014 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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HMRC changes VAT rules for DB sponsor employers

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has amended its value added tax (VAT) rules to allow defined benefit (DB) sponsors to reclaim input tax in some circumstances.

Professional Pensions | 04 Feb 2014 | 10:01 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Eversheds launches online compliance tool to help firms with AE

Law firm Eversheds has produced an online auto-enrolment (AE) compliance tool to provide smaller employers with tailored, fixed price legal advice on their obligations.

Professional Pensions | 09 Jan 2014 | 12:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: Charge cap model ‘not limited to consultation options’ - Webb

The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) defined contribution (DC) charge cap model could differ from the three options included in its consultation, pensions minister Steve Webb says.

Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: HSBC’s in-scheme annuitisation ‘drove up DB liabilities’

Allowing defined contribution (DC) members to buy pensions in defined benefit (DB) sections can significantly drive up liabilities, HSBC Bank Pension Trust chief executive Lesley Alexander warns.

Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:12 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EXCLUSIVE: LGPS 'could be used as UK sovereign wealth fund'

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and other public sector schemes should consolidate to become “one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds”, London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) chairman Edmund Truell says.

Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:05 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Council fined for dumping pension records in supermarket bin wins appeal

A £250,000 fine issued by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) over a pensions data breach has been overturned.

Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Cross-border schemes must ‘watch this space’ on same-sex couples’ benefits - lawyers

UK cross-border pension schemes must tread carefully when deciding how to provide benefits for same-sex couples, lawyers warn.

Professional Pensions | 10 Oct 2013 | 07:04 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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‘Shock’ Fair Deal guidance extends policy to wider public sector

Private sector contractors will be able to participate in existing schemes when receiving staff from the public sector, HM Treasury guidance confirms.

Professional Pensions | 08 Oct 2013 | 13:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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HMRC ‘working relentlessly’ to stamp out pension liberation

HMRC has urged the pensions industry to continue to work closely with it to stamp out pensions liberation.

Professional Pensions | 04 Oct 2013 | 16:20 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.

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John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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