Pension

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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

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Local government pensions: The seven main changes

New local government pension scheme details revealed

06 Jun 2012

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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

Pension fund members face 70% tax charge

High Court to rule on whether pension schemes are legal

28 Nov 2011

Former ATT president arrested

Andrew Meeson and three associates charged with stealing £5m through a tax fraud

31 Oct 2011

Pension watchdog scrutinises pre-pack administrations

Regulator shines spotlight on insolvencies that drop pension liabilities

31 Oct 2011

HMRC to contact pensioners over its underpayment error

Taxman mistake leads to taxpayers paying back on their pensions tax

13 Oct 2011

Pensioners pay 27% of income on tax

Analysis shows less well-off households pay up to 33% of income on tax

05 Oct 2011

Do charities need aid with pensions accounting?

Charity finance group to help solve dispute over accounting for pensions deficit

19 Sep 2011

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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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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