Last year, we looked at steps employers can take to comply with the auto-enrolment regime and identified some problem areas arising out of the legislation as it was drafted at that time.
The European Court of Justice has given its decision in two linked cases in relation to French withholding tax provisions levied on dividend payments to foreign investment funds in Santander Asset Management SGIIC SA v Directeur des résidents à l'étranger et des services généraux and others (C-33811 to C-34711).
The Pensions Regulator has published a statement setting out the procedure for employers to follow to bring forward their auto-enrolment staging dates.
Under the Finance Act 2011, the lifetime allowance (LTA) will be reduced from its current level of £1.8m to £1.5m from 6 April 2012.
The changes to the tax efficient savings regime made by the Finance Act 2011 included making reductions to both the Annual and Lifetime Allowances.
HMRC has published the fifth edition of its Countdown Bulletin, which deals with practical issues for pension schemes as a result of the abolition of protected rights from 6 April 2012.
HMRC have issued Pension Schemes Newsletter 49.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that he will make this year's autumn statement on the 29 November 2011.
The DWP has issued a consultation seeking views on two proposed changes to regulations concerning contracting-out.
HMRC has published its draft guidance on the 'Disguised Remuneration' legislation included in the Finance Act 2011.