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The Regulator has recently issued guidance to trustees faced with this request. The guidance is helpful, but there are a few points that the trustees should also consider...more
GMP reconciliation is a hot topic at the moment. This blog explains what all of the fuss is about, and why trustees should pay attention...more
15-03-2016: GMP Reconciliation - why all the fuss?
It's been a while since I've had anything published in the pensions press, but two opportunities have come along at once!..more
14-01-2016: Pensions magazine articles - fame at last!
A recent report from The Pensions Institute suggests that it would be better for members to recognise where an employer is unlikely ever to plug the funding deficit, and to reach a compromise on benefits. This blog supports this view in order to avoid savage cuts by PPF to early retirement pensioners with relatively high benefits...more
21-12-2015: High Pension Poverty Trap
What can a company do when a pension scheme stops being viewed as a valuable tool in attracting and retaining staff, and becomes a cost and governance burden? How did this come about?..more
13-10-2015: Winding up a legacy pension scheme
If you or your clients' companies have a defined contribution (DC) trust-based pension scheme, you should ask yourself the following questions...more
29-05-2015: Ready for the DC governance challenge?
Should I take advantage of the new pensions freedoms? Or could this lead to problems down the line?..more
15-03-2015: New pensions freedoms: Catch 55?