Pension

Mazars

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

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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

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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

PPI proposes 30% single rate tax relief to boost saving

Pensions Policy Institute suggests a single rate tax relief of 30% would encourage saving for retirement

15 Jul 2013

DB pensions set for change under FRS 102

UK companies should prepare for a new regime for defined benefit schemes under FRS 102, writes Simon Taylor

08 Jul 2013

FTSE 100 exec pension pay falling

FTSE 100 pension provisions falling and HMRC benefiting for new tax allowance, survey finds

08 Jul 2013

HMRC cracks down on pension ‘liberation' fraud

HM Revenue & Customs is to remove around 500 pension liberation providers from its register as part of a crackdown on pensions fraud

02 Jul 2013

Better pension payoff for longer workers in company insolvency

DWP confirms that longer-serving employees with larger pension pots will not lose out as much previously during the corporate insolvency process

28 Jun 2013

KPMG: Pension liabilities climb by 60% over five years

Pensions liabilities have risen by 60% over the last five years, compared to a 40% rise in assets, according to KPMG research

24 May 2013

Lehman administrators in Supreme Court over pension payments

PwC administrators are in Court to decide on the future of how pension liabilities should be paid in an administration

14 May 2013

Court reduces risk of scheme deficits triggering insolvency

Supreme Court upholds decision to set a high threshold in declaring a business insolvent

09 May 2013

Pensions regulator to slam Silentnight following pre-pack

Silentnight owner could be forced to pay £30m into pension fund by regulator

09 May 2013

Shell balance sheet takes £12.3bn hit due to IAS19

Shell reports $19.2bn pension scheme hit to its balance sheet after implementing revised IAS19 standard

02 May 2013

National Grid reviews pension schemes

National Grid confirms review of its two defined benefit pension schemes in an attempt to control the cost of future accrual

30 Apr 2013

MPs call for single workplace pensions regulator - UPDATED

Workplace pensions governance should be overseen by a single regulatory body latest Work and Pensions Committee report says

25 Apr 2013

Pensioner tax breaks should be reviewed says think tank

Better-off pensioners should pay tax at a similar rate to younger people on comparative incomes, according to the Fabian Society.

22 Apr 2013

Pension funding wiped out by increase in liabilities

An increase in liabilities across UK pensions has wiped out any improvements to funding levels in the last quarter

03 Apr 2013

Dentons buys RSM Tenon’s personal pension book

RSM Tenon has sold its self-invested personal pension arm to Dentons Pension Management

27 Mar 2013

Fujitsu secures £800m pensions boost from parent company

Fujitsu UK frees up £75m pa after chunk of pension liabilities dealt with by Japanese parent company

25 Mar 2013

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

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Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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