Pension

Budget 2014: Government to scrap at-retirement tax restrictions

Government to scrap restrictions on how people take pensions income as part of overhaul of tax relief

19 Mar 2014

George Osborne

Late calls to ringfence pensions from Budget tax raid

Government set to lower lifetime allowance on pensions, despite calls to leave them untouched

17 Mar 2014

Clapham Bus

Taking Stock: Taxing times for Clapham Omnibus

Where has the man from the Clapham Omnibus got off? TS muses...

11 Mar 2014

Labour confirms pension tax relief cut to fund jobs will be in 2015 manifesto

Labour to restrict higher-rate pensions tax relief for at least five years, if elected

11 Mar 2014

John Lewis DB scheme deficit hits £1bn

John Lewis Partnership's defined benefit pension scheme’s total accounting deficit hits £1bn results show

07 Mar 2014

HMRC loses pensions contributions Supreme Court tax case

Employers' pensions contributions are not earnings for tax purposes, the Supreme Court finds

05 Mar 2014

Advertisement feature: Automatic enrolment - a new business opportunity for accountants

The introduction of automatic enrolment has revolutionised the way workers in the UK will save for retirement. But it's also opened up new opportunities for accountants and other types of corporate service providers.

25 Feb 2014

OFT recruits board to oversee DC pension audit

OFT appoints board which will oversee the audit of defined contribution legacy pension schemes

11 Feb 2014

ICAEW’s £200m scheme completes medically underwritten buy-in

Institute's pension fund underwritten after info received through telephone interviews

11 Feb 2014

HMRC changes VAT rules for DB sponsor employers

HMRC amends VAT rules to allow defined benefit pension sponsors to reclaim tax

05 Feb 2014

FTSE 350 pension scheme accounting deficits increase by £25bn

Estimated aggregate IAS19 deficit for the defined benefit schemes of FTSE 350 companies stood at £97bn at 31 December 2013

08 Jan 2014

DWP proposes relaxation of audit rules for master trusts

Consultation launched to exempt collective pension trusts from certain audit rules

04 Dec 2013

Advertisement Feature: The Stress-Free Way to Prepare For Auto Enrolment

Auto Enrolment (AE) promises to be one of the most complicated pieces of legislation small and medium sized businesses have ever encountered. Many view the administrative burden as formidable. Understandably, SMEs will be turning to accountants for help.

29 Nov 2013

Pensions accounting in need of an overhaul, say readers

Pensions accounting is in need of substantial change according to Accountancy Age readers

04 Nov 2013

HMRC toughens up scheme registration to tackle liberation fraud

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has made its scheme registration process more stringent in an attempt to prevent pension liberation fraud.

21 Oct 2013

Firms expected to review pensions accounting following WHSmith ruling

FRC investigation into WHSmith accounts could see advisers and clients review pension liabilities on financial statements

11 Oct 2013

FTSE 250 FD bemoans auto-enrolment regime

Interserve’s Tim Haywood claims the government has thrown the cost and complexity of auto-enrolment back at business

27 Sep 2013

Average directors’ pension pot increases to £4.73m

FTSE 100 directors' pension pot is worth 25 times the average employee occupational pension

06 Sep 2013

Provider warns on HMRC’s ‘sharpened’ SSAS focus

It should be mandatory for small self-administered pension schemes to have a professional trustee to avoid damaging tax charges, a provider has said

04 Sep 2013

RSM Tenon’s outstanding DC contributions paid

Baker Tilly confirms that an apparent missing employer contribution to RSM Tenon’s defined contribution scheme was paid in July 2012

29 Aug 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

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