Pension

Ed Miliband

Labour pension charges report 'hugely misleading' - ABI

Labour's pension policy document on charges is "hugely misleading" and ill-timed ahead of the launch of auto-enrolment, says Association of British Insurers

16 Jul 2012

Ed Miliband

Miliband says pension charges ‘next chapter’ in fight with financial sector

Industry criticises Miliband's claims against pension administration charges as "misinformed"

13 Jul 2012

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DWP publishes guidance for certifying AE schemes

The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance on auto-enrolment scheme certification for employers and advisors

04 Jul 2012

HMRC issues auto-enrolment salary sacrifice guidance

HMRC has issued guidance confirming salary sacrifice pension schemes will be able to meet automatic enrolment requirements

22 Jun 2012

Lehman loses against Pensions Regulator in High Court

High Court rules against a consortium of 38 Lehman Brothers subsidiary companies fighting to be excluded from financial support directions by the Pensions Regulator

20 Jun 2012

NAPF bemoans ‘unnecessary’ reporting disclosures

Changes to financial reporting standards could impose “unjustified level of disclosure” on schemes, warns National Association of Pension Funds

08 Jun 2012

Barnier says Solvency II delay for UK pension schemes

European Commissioner Michel Barnier has announced a delay to the timetable to apply Solvency II rules to UK pension schemes, but “insisted” they will be included

07 Jun 2012

Local government pensions: The seven main changes

New local government pension scheme details revealed

06 Jun 2012

Corporate restructuring surge threatens covenants

A surge in corporate restructuring caused by the recession has put employer covenants at risk, warns Punter Southall Transaction Services.

16 May 2012

Nine pension rules and legislation tweaks in Budget

Tweaks rather than overhauls for pensions

22 Mar 2012

Budget2012: Age-related allowances to be phased out

Pensioners should not have to fill out SA forms, says chancellor

21 Mar 2012

Baker Tilly picks up Danish pensions trust audit

Pensions advisor's launch in the UK sees Baker Tilly pick up audit work

22 Feb 2012

Solvency II will kill DB schemes and bankrupt business

Solvency II will force all remaining defined benefit schemes to close and could lead to significant job losses as UK companies fold, lobby groups warn

14 Feb 2012

Government pension scheme qualified by the NAO

Civil Superannuation accounts qualified due to a lack of record-keeping over pension payments

01 Feb 2012

The tangible benefits of intangibles

Pension deficit? Leverage the brand, says Stuart Whitwell

26 Jan 2012

Accounting for liabilities backed by 50% of schemes

Almost half of pension funds now believe that liabilities should be included on annual scheme accounts, according to latest research.

12 Jan 2012

Crowe takes Citizens Advice audit after pensions spat

Disagreement over pensions accounting sees Baker tilly step down as Citizens Advice auditor

15 Dec 2011

No time like the present to sort out pensioners' tax

The government's consultation on modernising the personal tax system is long overdue, says Alan Boby

30 Nov 2011

AS2011: pensions measures to save £450m a year

Clarifying rules around asset-based pensions schemes will benefit businesses, say advisors

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: Osborne targets pension tax avoidance

Osborne targets tax avoidance based on pensions in an effort to raise £500m a year

29 Nov 2011

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Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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