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Defined contribution schemes: automatic penalty if chairman's statement is late

Trustees of most DC schemes will receive an automatic civil penalty of £500 if their annual chairman's statement is late.
21 July 2016

SIPP investment due diligence – how far do you have to go?

Following the Pensions Ombudsman decision in Mr N v Stadia Trustees, we consider the level of due diligence expected of SIPP operators by the FCA.
04 July 2016

Three Bills on pensions

Three Bills in the next session of Parliament affect pensions. The Pensions Bill and the Lifetime Savings Bill have yet to be published. Work on the Finance Bill began before the recess.  
29 June 2016

Early exit charges in pension schemes

A cap on early exit charges will apply to "flexible benefits" from 2017 if current proposals go through. It will be 1% in existing schemes and 0% in new ones.
29 June 2016

Pensions and data protection: major changes from 2018

Trustees and employers will be affected by major changes in data protection law from May 2018 regardless of the Brexit vote. Work continues to replace the invalidated US Safe Harbour provisions.
29 June 2016

Pensions and VAT: employer's ability to recover

HMRC's position on the employer's ability to recover VAT on the cost of services to its scheme looks close to being settled. But it may be the Brexit vote will delay implementation.
29 June 2016

Actuary has no concern for security

The actuary is not required to consider the security of benefits where a bulk transfer without member consents is proposed. Increased security cannot be traded off against lower headline benefits.
29 June 2016

Secondary annuities market: FCA consults on new rules

Our new briefing outlines CP16/12 about the secondary annuities market and some of the questions it raises.
16 June 2016

Press release

Burges Salmon grows Pensions team with new partner appointments

The Pensions team from Burges Salmon has appointed two new partners, making it one of the largest Pensions team in the UK legal sector
06 May 2016

Publication

The FCA's review of the fair treatment of long-standing life insurance customers

An overview of the FCA’s findings and the issues firms need to be aware of to ensure they are treating customers fairly.
26 April 2016

Publication

Comparing LISAs and pensions

In this article for Tax Journal, Alice Honeywill sets out a comparison of what is currently known about LISAs v pensions. Published by LexisNexis on 14 April 2016.
25 April 2016

Publication

The UK Budget 2016 – implications for UK employers

This article summarises the proposals included in the 2016 Budget and a reminder of some changes previously announced. It first appeared in Issue 177 of Global Tax Weekly.
07 April 2016
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