European Union, United Kingdom - April 20 2012 The High Court considered whether the pension plan trustees could use a discretion in the rules to switch to CPI for indexing deferred and pensioner benefits.
United Kingdom - April 10 2012 Trustees of pension plans which are (or have been) contracted out on a protected rights basis should be aware of the tax position in relation to short service refunds of contributions from 6 April 2012 onwards.
United Kingdom - March 31 2012 HMRC has recently taken an unexpected stance in relation to the extent to which fixed protection is compatible with ongoing life assurance cover.
United Kingdom - January 18 2012 From 6 April 2012, contracting-out on a protected rights basis will be abolished.
United Kingdom - October 13 2011 At the end of last week, pension fund investors had to digest the news of further quantitative easing from the Bank of England (and work out what effect that might have on their liabilities because of the likely pressure on gilt yields).