A national debate is needed to consider whether the investment approach of defined benefit (DB) schemes is storing up problems for the future, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) president Sir Brian Souter has said.
He believes schemes have squandered a decade of potential returns by switching investments from equities and corporate bonds to gilts and other similar bonds, while the expected benefit of these has plummeted...
Females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2015 to 2017.
Scottish higher-rate taxpayers will benefit from more pensions tax relief than workers on the same salary anywhere else in the UK as income tax bands continue to diverge.
Schemes risk breaking the law and being force to wind up as The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warns some may be master trusts but do not know so.
As a hectic 2018 draws to an end, Jonathan Stapleton wishes readers a quieter 2019.