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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

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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

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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

RSM Tenon administration leaves £600K DC contribution shortfall

RSM Tenon potentially face £600k pension shortfall following insolvency

27 Aug 2013

PPF takes on BDP scheme to stave off insolvency

Pension Protection Fund takes on pension scheme of architectural business BDP which will save the company from administration

13 Aug 2013

Mazars London managing partner faces pensions tribunal

FRC's executive counsel calls on Mazars and London managing partner to face tribunal over advice to First Quench pension trustees

05 Aug 2013

Administrations freed from pension liability chains

Pension liabilities have been downgraded to unsecured creditor status which has freed the funds to allow a bigger payout to the many in administrations explains Neil Smyth

05 Aug 2013

NEST Corporation accounts qualified after £1.4m fraud

The trustee body that runs the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), has been defrauded out of more than £1.4m, and has had its accounts qualified

17 Jul 2013

No more magic wand on pension advice

Supreme Court ruling limits power of court to “void” actions by trustees based on pension advice which suffer unintended consequences explains Stuart Pickford

16 Jul 2013

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