Monthly Archives: October 2018

News for week ending 26 October

In the news this week, the High Court rules that GMPs must be equalised, Ford offers partial transfers, and the cold-calling scam quartet have been banned from being trustees.


Pensions Arena October 2018

Why work hand in glove?

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Funding valuations have often been a source of conflict between companies and trustees. However, a growing number of companies are finding that working hand in glove with their trustees not only means a smoother valuation process but also leads to more effective funding and investment decisions.

In this Pensions Arena, which summarises our June 2018 Pensions Perspective, we explain why this often makes good sense from the sponsor’s perspective.

And, of course, October’s Pensions Arena contains all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 30 September 2018, presented in the BAC Dashboard.


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News for week ending 19 October

In the news this week, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Pensions Regulator have embarked on a joint regulatory journey, a simpler annual DC statement is launched, Hitachi completes its first buy-in and there’s a scheduled rise in the lifetime allowance.



News for week ending 12 October

In the news this week, Nortel completes a buy-out, HMRC is reportedly going to address the net-pay tax anomaly, whilst the CMA launches a review into the audit sector.



News for week ending 5 October

In the news this week, the new authorisation regime for master trusts has finally come into force, there are new rules for pension transfer advice, HMRC statistics show how much tax the LTA and AA have been generating, whilst the Prime Minister announces an extension of civil partnerships.