Month: July 2020

In the news this week, pensions tax relief is back in the spotlight, the Treasury publishes draft legislation for CDC schemes and a big 4 accountant looks to temporarily reduce its DC contributions.

In the news this week, there’s guidance on GMP equalisation from both HMRC and the GMP equalisation Working Group, and an update on the work of the Pensions Ombudsman.

This quarter’s Arena has a summary of our recent Pensions Perspective, “Emerging from lockdown”, which looked at how best to tackle the most common pension issues which companies are currently facing. It also shows all the usual financial and investment analysis for the quarter ending 30 June 2020.

In the news this week, the Chancellor’s summer statement is pensions-lite, a call for input is launched on data standards for pensions dashboards, a company looks to bring its DB scheme closure forward by four years and another large longevity swap is completed.

As we keep hearing, we are living in unprecedented times. However, as we turn our attention to the future, what does the “new normal” mean for defined benefit pension schemes? In this Pensions Perspective, Leonard Bowman considers the most common pension issues that companies are facing and how best to ensure that the company approaches these on the front foot.

In the news this week, we report on amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill, the Pensions Regulator’s analysis for 2020 valuations, TPR’s corporate plan and two de-risking transactions.