Transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) are down for the second tax year in a row - to 9,700 transfers worth £1.22bn in 2016/17 - according to HM Revenue & Customs data.
Newly published figures from the government have shown transfers to QROPS hit an all-time high of 20,100, with a total value of £1.76bn, in the 2014/15 tax year but have been in decline since. In 2015/16,...
Some £20.1bn of defined benefit (DB) pensions were advised to transfer between 2018 and 2020, while £10.2bn were recommended not to transfer, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) data reveals.
Pension trustees will have much more involvement in business discussions and corporates will need to think more about pensions when the watchdog’s increased powers come into force, LCP says.
Mediation has been under-utilised historically as a means of dispute resolution in this area. Mark Blyth and Geoff Egerton think this is going to change.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the interim response to its first defined benefit (DB) funding code consultation – highlighting the depth of industry concern around its proposed twin-track regime.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will ban the charging of flat fees on AE auto-enrolment (AE) pots below £100 and launch work on how to standardise cost and charges reporting.