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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

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HMRC fixed income protection guidance changes welcomed

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

31 Oct 2012

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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

A ‘victory’, ‘revolution’, ‘new dawn’: Auto-enrolment is here

Pensions industry welcomes government’s ‘savings revolution’ as auto-enrolment begins with its first staging date

01 Oct 2012

EC intervention swings VAT case against pensions

Surprising intervention by European Commission makes it unlikely pension funds will be successful in VAT exemption case, experts argue

20 Sep 2012

David Cameron intervenes to halt state pension reform

State pension reform on the rocks after David Cameron raises concerns it would alienate elderly voters

19 Sep 2012

Plan Sponsors face grim IAS19 profit and loss pension costs

Stubbornly high deficits couple with changes to IAS19 standards

14 Sep 2012

Ombudsman ruling forces PPF to clarify asset guidance

The Pension Protection Fund to clarify the way schemes value property as a contingent asset, in the wake of an ombudsman ruling against it

07 Sep 2012

Changes demanded to PPF levy structure

Majority back calls for the Pension Protection Fund levy formula to be adapted to limit next year’s rise

29 Aug 2012

Baker Tilly to check pensions scheme administrators

The Pensions Administration Standards Association selects Baker Tilly to manage applications from scheme administrators for accreditation

20 Aug 2012

KPMG administrators appointed to Dawson International

KPMG administrators have been appointed to cashmere manufacturer after the Pension Protection Fund rejected a deal

16 Aug 2012

Government under pressure to reduce PPF levy

Mercer urges government to lower pension protection fund levy to give schemes "breathing space"

02 Aug 2012

HMRC publishes guidance on pension consultancy costs

Taxman publishes updated guidance on how consultancy charging can be applied to group pension schemes

30 Jul 2012

Barclays pension schemes report £1.1bn increase in deficit

Barclays' pension deficit increases more than £1bn in the last year despite paying £700m into it

30 Jul 2012

RBS starts pension auto-enrolment with a whisper

The Royal Bank of Scotland is the first UK company to roll out the pension auto-enrolment across its workforce

23 Jul 2012

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

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

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

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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

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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

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