At the end of December, HM Revenue & Customs published Pensions Tax Simplification Newsletter No. 32. Amongst other things, it contains a reminder that pension scheme administrators should register to use the Pension Schemes Online service as soon as possible, particularly in the light of the 31 January filing deadlines for Event Reports and Pension Scheme Returns (where required). The Newsletter also suggests that some administrators may think they have submitted their event reports online when in fact they have not, and it explains the correct procedure for submitting a report (rather than merely saving it) online.

The Newsletter also advises that the Registered Pension Schemes Manual has been updated and that the revised version was published on 4 December 2007. The revised version contains guidance on the pensions-related legislation contained in the Finance Act 2007.

Newsletter No 32 is available at  http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/pensionschemes/newsletter32.htm