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Searching for: researcher is "national audit office"

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Regulating defined contribution pension schemes
Regulating defined contribution pension schemes
National Audit Office
11 Jul 2012 United Kingdom Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The National Audit Office has published a report assessing the regulation of defined contribution pension schemes. The report looks at the cost of pension regulation and concludes that there is insufficient accountability to ensure that the system delivers value for money.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2012 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

6A699289   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Reducing costs in the Department for Work and Pensions
Reducing costs in the Department for Work and Pensions
National Audit Office
23 Jun 2011 United Kingdom Accounting
The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report which explores how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is meeting its commitment to reduce costs. The report examines how the DWP is implementing plans for sustained cost reductions and makes recommendations on how to improve its approach to achieving its targets.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2011 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

B66152E6   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The impact of the 2007-08 changes to public service pensions
The impact of the 2007-08 changes to public service pensions
National Audit Office
8 Dec 2010 United Kingdom Scheme Amendment, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Accounting, Taxation
In an attempt to deliver significant savings and stabilise pension costs, changes to the pension schemes of civil servants, NHS staff and teachers were made in 2007-08. However, this report warns that the value of these changes cannot be demonstrated because the Treasury failed to agree the long term role of pensions in recruitment and retention of staff with employers. The National Audit Office estimates that these changes will reduce costs to taxpayers in 2059-60 by 14%.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Dec 2010 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

A0578751   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Tackling inequalities in life expectancy in areas with the worst health and deprivation
Tackling inequalities in life expectancy in areas with the worst health and deprivation
National Audit Office
1 Jul 2010 United Kingdom Longevity
According to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO), the gap between the life expectancy of the rich and poor has widened. While overall life expectancy has increased, it has risen further in more affluent areas.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jul 2010 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

5354854B   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The cost of public service pensions
The cost of public service pensions
National Audit Office
12 Mar 2010 United Kingdom Taxation, Payment of Pensions, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement
The National Audit Office has published a report designed to bring greater transparency to, and understanding of, the cash costs involved in public service pensions. The report has found that employee contributions of £4.4bn reduced the taxpayer's share of costs to £14.9bn in 2008-09 and the employee element has grown by 56% in real terms since 1999-2000 because staff numbers and contribution rates have increased.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2010 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

F65298F4   Click here to contact the authors.
 
Dealing with the tax obligations of older people
Dealing with the tax obligations of older people
National Audit Office
23 Oct 2009 United Kingdom Taxation, Pensioners & Retirement, Investment - General
According to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO), significant numbers of older people are paying too much or too little tax. Errors occur because many people’s tax affairs become more complicated when they reach pension age and HM Revenue & Customs’ systems do not cope well with their multiple sources of income. The NAO estimates that by March 2009 some 1.5 million older people had overpaid tax by an average of £171, and around 500,000 older people had underpaid tax by an average of £207.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Oct 2009 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund 2003-2004
Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund 2003-2004
National Audit Office
10 Jun 2005 United Kingdom Trustees, Occupations/Industry Sectors
Detailed summary of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund for 2003-2004, including details of fund managers, internal controls, a report from the auditor and financial statements.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Jun 2005 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

842984E2   Click here to contact the authors.
 
The Government's estimates of the impact of the pensions lifetime allowance
Impact of the pensions lifetime allowance
National Audit Office
Mar 2004
This report examines the Government’s estimates of the number of people who may be affected by the proposed introduction of a lifetime allowance for the amount of tax privileged saving in a pension scheme. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2004 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Improving service quality: Action in response to the Inherited SERPS problem
Progress by the DWP in implementing the recommendations on Inherited SERPS
National Audit Office
Mar 2003 United Kingdom State Pensions
According to this report, the Department for Work and Pensions has taken reasonable and appropriate action to deal with the Inherited SERPS problem and has made considerable progress in improving their organisation and systems for dealing with the public. The provision of accurate information to the public remains a key business risk for the Department that needs close monitoring and management.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Mar 2003 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

4A108840   Click here to contact the authors.
 
OPRA: Tackling the risks to pension scheme members
How OPRA seeks to protect the interests of members of an occupational pension scheme
National Audit Office
Nov 2002 United Kingdom Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator
This report examines how the Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA) seeks to protect the interests of people who belong to an occupational pension scheme or other work-based pension. The main findings conclude that current regulatory arangements address only some of the risks to pension provision, although OPRA has encouraged better governance of pension schemes.

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Tackling pensioner poverty: encouraging take-up of entitlements
What the DWP has done to tackle pensioner poverty by encouraging benefits take-up
National Audit Office
Nov 2002 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement
Although two million pensioners live in low-income households, many tens of thousand miss out on benefit entitlements annually, with up to £1.9 billion in income-related benefits lying unclaimed, according to latest estimates. This report examines what the Department for Work and Pensions, both on its own and with a range of other organisations, has done to tackle pensioner poverty by encouraging pensioners to take up the benefits to which they are entitled but which, for a variety of reasons, they do not receive. 

More details are generally available exclusively to subscribers of Perspective, the electronic pensions legal & regulatory information and news service. To read the summary, subscribers should launch Perspective and navigate via the Table of Documents to PensionSurveys >> Nov 2002 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

A0073992   Click here to contact the authors.
 

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