Monthly Archives: October 2014

News for week ending 24 October

The Government clarifies who will be providing the new guidance service, the Regulator claims success for its MG investigation, whilst 3 more schemes announce bulk annuity deals.


Pensions Arena October 2014

October’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 30 September 2014, presented in the BAC Dashboard.

This quarter we also have an extract from our Pensions Perspective “2015 valuations – putting funding on a firmer footing”. After tough funding negotiations in the last three years, the 2015 round of valuations presents companies with an opportunity to make significant, joined-up progress in their funding, de-risking and liability management plans. We consider three possible areas of change and how they can be used to reduce the cost of DB accrual and/or to bring increased stability to funding.


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News for week ending 17 October

The Taxation of Pensions Bill is introduced to Parliament, the DWP pushes ahead with a 0.75% charges cap whilst EIOPA publishes further work on its holistic balance sheet.



News for week ending 10 October

The PPF will collect a lower level of levies in 2015/16, the DWP consults on removing NEST’s restrictions, whilst BAE Systems achieves a 38% take-up for its PIE offer to pensioners.


News for week ending 3 October

The Chancellor plans to scrap the 55% tax charge on inherited DC funds, whilst university lecturers vote on industrial action over proposed changes to the USS.