Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mark-to-Market, 24th November debate

A fantastic debate was held last night with the motion: “This house believes that mark-to-market accounting is inappropriate for pension liabilities and should be abolished.” My piece from the debate is reproduced below: “I was sitting in Subway at the weekend thinking about what I might say today, staring at my “foot long” sandwich – […]

F1rst briefing – Disclosure of Information

The long awaited Occupational, Personal and Stakeholder Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (“the Regulations”) have finally been laid before Parliament. The Regulations will come into force on 1 December 2010. These Regulations have been subject to two public consultation exercises and it is clear that the Government has heeded the comments and […]

Investment Briefing 2010 Q3

Dealing with the Fear of Inflation One matter currently occupying trustees’ thoughts is the fear of inflation and the extent to which their investment strategies are prepared for a potential shift to problematic levels of inflation. The traditional way of protecting against inflation is to buy index linked government bonds, but this approach can be […]

F1rst briefing – Restricting Pensions Tax Relief

Introduction Last year, we wrote a Briefing covering the anti-forestalling measures introduced by the last Government ahead of the proposed changes to the taxation of pension savings due to be introduced in April 2011. The new Coalition Government has scrapped these somewhat complicated proposals and has announced the changes that it intends to make to […]