UK/EU - Watson Wyatt has launched the 2003 editions of its employee benefits and employment terms documents.
The reports – Benefits Report Western Europe and Employment Terms and Conditions Western Europe – offer readers up-to-date information on employee benefits in 17 countries.
The first includes the latest changes in tax legislation and EU practice for both mandatory and non-mandatory plans. The second provides information in the specific area of employment law and practice in all 15 EU countries plus Norway and Switzerland.
Both reports are available on CD-ROM, and use CompTrack software, which allows access to a range of other Watson Wyatt publications.
Each report costs e1400.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on proposals to charge a "risk reflective" levy for commercial defined benefit (DB) consolidation vehicles.
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There will be "many flavours" of defined benefit (DB) consolidators but consolidation will only be the right answer for a minority of schemes, Alan Rubenstein says.
Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field has questioned the regulator on what lessons it can learn from the experience of the Kodak Pension Plan No.2 (KPP2).