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HMRC changes VAT rules for DB sponsor employers

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

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.

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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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LGPS pension board and scheme manager ‘likely to be separate’

Upcoming governance regulations for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are likely to separate the roles of pension board and scheme manager, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) official Bob Holloway suggests.

Professional Pensions | 03 Oct 2013 | 07:03 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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EC proposes long-term vehicles for pension funds

The European Commission (EC) has proposed to establish a collective investment framework as part of its drive to boost long-term finance of the European economy.

Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Loophole allows employers to delay AE by phoenixing firms

Small employers could phoenix their firms in an attempt to push back their auto-enrolment (AE) staging date, Eversheds partner Francois Barker says.

Professional Pensions | 04 Jul 2013 | 07:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Gordons hires four from Eversheds to set up pensions team

Eversheds partner Terry Saeedi and three colleagues have joined rival law firm Gordons to launch its pension team.

Professional Pensions | 04 Jun 2013 | 11:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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