Pension

George Osborne

Osborne may cut pension tax relief threshold

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

20 Nov 2012

Financial Reporting Council

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

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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

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

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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