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Pension trustees surprisingly sanguine despite future ESG ticking timebomb
Donald Fleming

22 April 2021

In a recent snap poll* by leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, almost a third (31 per cent) of major UK defined benefit pension scheme trustees surveyed either didn’t know or didn’t understand their sponsors’ views on climate change or its ESG strategy.

New code of practice proposal will increase governance burden and drive consolidation in the pensions market
Ian Bell

19 March 2021

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM welcomes the new pensions code of practice following the launch of a consultation from The Pension Regulator, which will see the biggest shake up in pension governance requirements since the Pensions Act in 2004. However, whilst the new code will add some much-needed clarity, the firm warns of the ever-increasing administration burden for trustees, and signals an increase in scheme consolidation.

RSM Pension Week 2021

25 January 2021

RSM Pensions Week 2021 is a mix of events including coffee sessions, roundtables, panel sessions and webinars, alongside pre-recorded technical sessions and the launch of our latest survey.

Richard Curtis

Senior Manager

Richard has over 20 years experience in cyber security, IT consulting and IT infrastructure. Richard provides threat and risk assessments, vulnerability testing and general advice on how to improve an organisations cyber maturity.

Alex Pike

Partner

Alex is a Partner in the Transaction Services team based in the Thames Valley (Reading office) leading a team of professionals focused on buyside due diligence for corporates and private equity clients as well as vendor due diligence in support of sale transactions.

Advocate General removes the insurance wrapper from pension fund management
John Forth

18 May 2020

The Advocate General’s opinion in United Biscuits is bad news for those who have claimed historic VAT refunds on investment management fees for direct benefit pension funds.

Over-55’s exposed to pension scams, warns RSM
Ian Bell

14 May 2020

Over-55’s looking to supplement their income during and after coronavirus by accessing their pension pots could be leaving themselves increasingly susceptible to scams, RSM has warned.

How to beat the short-term cost of accessing your pension

05 May 2020

Over-55s may be supplementing their income by dipping into their pensions, but high taxes may be withheld which could come as a nasty shock. How do you get a refund of the tax overpaid, and what happens when you return to work?

The Pensions Regulator’s Annual Funding Statement 2020 – emphasis on covenant assessment
Guy Mander

01 May 2020

The Pensions Regulator has published its annual funding statement for defined benefit pension schemes. This is particularly relevant for schemes with valuation dates between 22 September 2019 and 21 September 2020.

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