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Is GMP equalization an opportunity or a sand trap for advisers?

There is a roaring silence surrounding the second judgment on GMP equalisation which was delivered against the Lloyds Banking Group pension scheme but impacts all DB pension schemes that contracted out using the Government’s system of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions. The … Continue reading

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If Tyson Fury did GMP….

  Sackers partner Claire Carey said that because the guidance makes clear that an increase to benefits solely for GMP equalisation purposes will not count as ‘benefit accrual’, and so should not result in the loss of fixed protection, those … Continue reading

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Let the canny worm lie?

The problem with cans of worms is that the cans degrade and in the end the worms get out, and cause a stink. Over the weekend, the Telegraph that acts as a professional “worm can opener” has been turning its … Continue reading

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Pension’s day of reckoning draws nigh!

April 6th 2016 should be a date with a red circle round it on any pension’s office calendar. It’s the day when contracting-out officially comes to an end- “cessates” – is no more. It is also the date when the … Continue reading

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A tax on pensions, no one saw coming.

The single state pension , coming to a pensioner near you , from April 2016 is supposed to be simple. It will operate under the same rules for everyone. But that doesn’t mean that everyone will get the same pension (as … Continue reading

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