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European Court of Justice

DB schemes dealt £2bn blow as ECJ rules against funds in Wheels VAT case

The National Association of Pension Funds and Wheels Common Investment Fund have lost their bid to recoup £2bn in backdated VAT on investment management services for defined benefit schemes.

08 Mar 2013

retail

KPMG administrators see Peacocks pension deficit inflate 73%

KPMG administrators have seen Peacocks' pension scheme deficit increase by 73% as it undergoes assessment to enter the Pension Protection Fund

04 Mar 2013

The Houses of Parliament in London

Short-termism poisoning pension fund returns, MPs told

Fund managers' and pension funds’ pursuit of short-term investment is causing severely reduced returns panel of MPs hear

28 Feb 2013

Former tax boss takes the stand in £5m fraud trial

Former tax boss Andrew Meeson took the stand at Birmingham Crown Court to deny allegations he played a leading role in a £5m pensions tax relief fraud

01 Feb 2013

Ex-ATT president Meeson played ‘leading role’ in £5m pension fraud

Former ATT president Andrew Meeson played a leading role in a “blatant” £5m pension tax relief scam a court hears

11 Jan 2013

Politicians should leave pensions alone

Ed Balls' proposal to engage in another tax raid on pensions could cause more problems than it solves, writes George Bull

04 Jan 2013

To disclose or not to disclose may no longer be the question

Changes to how pension liabilities are represented in the balance that could keep FDs awake at night, claims David Davison

12 Dec 2012

AS2012: Chancellor cuts annual pension allowance to £40,000

Chancellor cuts annual allowance for pensions and reduces lifetime allowance to £1.25m to raise more tax revenue from the rich

06 Dec 2012

AS2012: Personal tax round-up

Income tax, the personal allowance and maximum pension contributions were all adjusted in the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

Pickfords sold in pre-pack to offload pension liabilities

BDO administrators sell Pickfords to management to offload its defined benefit pension

05 Dec 2012

Osborne should leave pensions alone, say readers

Readers vote strongly against proposals to drop the pension threshold from £50,000

04 Dec 2012

Osborne told to keep hands off pension tax

NAPF warns against cutting the maximum amount of annual pension contribution that is exempt from tax

03 Dec 2012

Court of Appeal to scrutinise Lehman FSD

Lehman Brothers companies fighting to be excluded from Pension Regulator’s financial support direction

03 Dec 2012

Osborne may cut pension tax relief threshold

The maximum tax-free pension contribution could drop from £50,000 to £40,000

20 Nov 2012

FRC amends actuarial standards to include pension incentive exercises

FRC changes scope to address concerns that members of defined benefit schemes may be misled by financial incentives

15 Nov 2012

Inflation expectations push up DB pension liabilities

Increase in long-term inflation expectations pushes up FTSE 350 defined benefit liabilities by about 3%, says Mercer

06 Nov 2012

FDs say pension scheme deficits hamper investment

Most finance directors say scheme deficits are hampering their business investments, research from ICAEW shows

06 Nov 2012

HMRC fixed income protection guidance changes welcomed

Industry calls for changes to auto-enrolment rules to protect employees who opt out

31 Oct 2012

IBM loses pension case in High Court worth £100m

IBM has lost a rectification case in the High Court which will cost the computing giant £100m

16 Oct 2012

Pensions regulator softens line on contributions

The Pensions Regulator has softened its approach to companies that cut back on contributions

11 Oct 2012

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