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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Managing Occupational Pension Schemes in Crisis: 5 things to Consider

Posted in Funding, Scheme Restructuring, Trusteeship

The continuing economic crisis sees those with responsibility for pension schemes faced with a number of complex issues. There are a number of core issues which we are seeing consistently arise. These include the following: Check the Power of Amendment Check Employment Contracts Check the Effect of the Change Conflict, Confidentiality and Consultation Obtain Advice

Grappling with the Pensions Levy

Posted in Funding, Tax

The pension levy was introduced under a seemingly innocuous piece of legislation, the Finance (No.2) Act 2011. The Act, insofar as it provides for the levy, is just 10 pages long.  Less is more?  Not in this case. While the dust hasn’t quite settled on the financial impact of the levy on struggling pension schemes, practitioners are still struggling to… Continue Reading