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Are you ready for value for members assessments?

In this article we look at the draft requirements for Defined Contribution (DC) schemes with assets under £100 million and why you should act now if you are thinking about the move to a master trust.

Is it time for the return of the refund?

‘Small pension pots’ is certainly the current topic of discussion across the industry and experts seem almost unanimous in their concerns of the PPI’s apparent favoured option of Lifetime scheme. That got us thinking, what other options could be considered?

Supporting employee financial wellbeing in tough times

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Employee benefits in cost constrained times

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Is it time for a well-deserved thank you?

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When failure is not an option

Managing pension liabilities in a post COVID-19 world Many big-name businesses have failed since the world changed at the start of 2020. It’s easy to recount the news headlines we’ve all seen since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK in early 2020. But we must not forget the many more smaller names that will also…
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Master Trust League Table

Out of the 37 Master Trusts authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), there are 25 ‘commercial’ Master Trusts. These are available, in theory, to all employers. Go Pensions carries out extensive research into the ‘commercial’ Master Trusts to support our clients with selection exercises. We have obtained permission from providers to share the headline market…
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Top tips for outsourcing your projects

Outsourcing all or part of a project can be a great way to achieve delivery at times when there is either no capacity or a skills gap in your team.  This article provides some top tips for outsourcing your projects. Choose well First consider which of your vendors has the right expertise for the job. …
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2020 – The Year of Opportunity for Small Schemes?

2019 was a record year for pension scheme buyouts – the year of the ‘mega-deal’ by any measure. Despite being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is still expecting 2020 to be one of the biggest years, by volume, for buyout transactions. Small schemes have historically struggled to access the buyout market. But with…
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The Future of Master Trusts – Survival of the fittest

20 years ago who would have predicted that Master Trust would have become part of the pensions vernacular? Thanks to TPR authorisation there has been some much-needed consolidation in the market. Whilst TPR’s website still lists 38 authorised Master Trusts (a reduction from 90 pre-authorisation), at least 2 of them are no longer accepting business.…
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