Executive benefits

Keeping fixed protection for pension benefits – is this within your control?

Jessica Kerslake

Fixed protection for an individual’s lifetime allowance for tax-favoured pension benefits is a valuable thing.  If you registered for fixed protection before 6 April 2012 you can keep a lifetime allowance of £1.8 million or, if greater, the standard lifetime allowance.  But you lose fixed protection if you go into a new pension arrangement.  You Read More

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Pension schemes in 2010: what kind of year has it been?

Maria Stimpson

It was Mark Twain who was forced to protest that the reports of his death had been exaggerated.  Although the terminal decline of the final salary pension scheme has been solemnly predicted for some time, for those of us involved in pensions this year it has felt more like a high fever than a long Read More

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Top ten pensions issues: are you keeping up with the Joneses?

Maria Stimpson

Back in October, when we launched pensionstalk, we said that we would let you know what was happening at the coal face (without, of course, breaching client confidentiality). Having checked with my colleagues, I’m going to give you the top ten issues over the next few weeks starting with the ones you can probably predict…. Read More

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