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Actuarial valuation of the firefighters’ schemes 2016
Actuarial valuation of the firefighters’ schemes 2016
Government Actuary's Department (GAD)
19 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Accounting, Public Sector Pensions
The Government Actuary's Department (GAD) has published the results of an actuarial valuation of the firefighters' pension schemes as at 31 March 2016. The valuation was conducted at the request of the Home Office following the Government's decision to suspend the operation of the schemes' cost control mechanisms pending the outcome of its appeal of the December 2018 judgment of the Court of Appeal, and therefore looked at both the uncorrected and corrected employer contribution rates. The report states that the uncorrected employer contribution rate effective over the implementation period is 25.7% of pensionable pay, an increase of 8.1% on the current rate, while the corrected employer contribution rate over the implementation period is 30.2% of pensionable pay, an increase of 12.6%.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Pensions Buzz
Pensions Buzz
Professional Pensions
11 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Corporate Governance, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Regulatory Bodies - the Pensions Regulator, Taxation, Transfers
Professional Pensions has published the latest edition of Pensions Buzz, a weekly survey which monitors the attitudes and opinions of the industry. This edition's questions include:
  • Is The Pensions Regulator right to accelerate the consolidation of smaller schemes?;
  • Is 10 weeks an appropriate length to conduct a full DB to DC transfer, as laid out in PASA’s new transfer guidance?;
  • Do you agree with The Pensions Regulator’s view the governance of smaller schemes is generally poor?;
  • Should the government amend pensions tax allowance rules specifically for high-earners in the NHS Pension Scheme?; and
  • Is it right for TPR to pursue company bosses’ personal assets to provide funds for DB 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 >> Jul 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Police pension schemes (England & Wales) - Actuarial valuation as at 31 March 2016
Police pension schemes (England & Wales) - Actuarial valuation
Government Actuary's Department (GAD)
3 Jul 2019 United Kingdom Public Sector Pensions
The Government Actuary's Department (GAD) has carried out an actuarial valuation of the police pension schemes, in England and Wales, as at 31 March 2016. The report reveals that the uncorrected rate of employer contribution payable for the four-year period from 1 April 2019 will be 26.9% of pensionable pay, while the corrected rate is to be 31.8% of pensionable pay.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Good governance in the LGPS
Good governance in the LGPS
Hymans Robertson
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Local Government, Public Sector Pensions
Hymans Robertson has published the results of research commissioned by the Scheme Advisory Board for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales looking at the effectiveness of current governance arrangements in the LGPS and potential models for how it might be improved. The report concludes that rather than imposing a prescribed model of governance structure, an "outcomes-based" approach should be applied to LGPS governance. It suggests that this approach should take the form of a set of minimum standards, based on current best practice, that apply to all funds and do not impose a disproportionate burden on administering authorities or disrupt current practices that already deliver good outcomes.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Public service governance and administration survey 2018
Public service governance and administration survey
The Pensions Regulator and OMB Research
Jul 2019 United Kingdom Administration, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Issues & Trends
The Pensions Regulator has published the results of its fourth public service pensions annual governance and administration survey, based on research conducted by OMB Research on its behalf in November and December 2018. The survey found that 74% of public service schemes have all six of the Regulator's key governance and administration processes in place, which represents an improvement on previous years. The research also, however, highlighted areas for improvement, such as cyber security. 17% of schemes failed to report that they had controls in place restricting access to systems and data, while 18% did not report that they had systems controls to protect their cyber security such as firewalls, antivirus or software updates.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The Great Pension Debate: Finding Common Ground
The Great Pension Debate: Finding Common Ground
CD Howe Institute
23 May 2019 Canada Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
The CD Howe Institute has published a report showing how traditional pension models are largely falling short of their goals, and arguing that the time is right for a new pension paradigm that better serves the needs of all Canadian workers. The report demonstrates how the pension industry must go beyond the  traditonal DB or DC pension plans and focus on a new model pension of the future, equivalent to a Collective DC (CDC) plan.

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 >> May 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Employee workplace pensions in the UK: 2018 provisional and 2017 revised results
2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
12 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Automatic Enrolment, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR), Scheme Issues & Trends
According to provisional results from the 2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), workplace pension scheme membership has increased to 76% in 2018, from 73% in 2017. The findings also revealed that 90% of public sector workers had a workplace pension scheme, compared to 72% of private sector workers.

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 >> Apr 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Northern Ireland Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings: Pensions Results 2018
2018 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
12 Apr 2019 United Kingdom Equality, Occupations/Industry Sectors, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Scheme Issues & Trends
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency has published the provisional results from the pensions element of the Northern Ireland Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2018. The results show that the proportion of employees who belonged to a workplace pension scheme increased over the year to over 74%, in the sixth consecutive year of increases in pension membership.

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 >> Apr 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Economic and fiscal outlook, March 2019
Economic and fiscal outlook
Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)
Mar 2019 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Longevity, Pension Reform, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) latest "Economic and fiscal outlook" sets out economic forecasts to 2023-24, including changes to the public service pensions forecast since October 2018.  Net spending has been revised down by an average of £0.6bn a year from 2020-21 onwards as a result of slightly lower gross expenditure and higher income from contributions.

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 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
Managing Uncertainty: The Search for a Golden Discount-Rate Rule for Defined-Benefit Pensions
C D Howe Institute
Jan 2019 Canada Countries - excl. European Union and US, Public Sector Pensions, Scheme Design (inc. DB & DC), Surpluses and Deficits
The CD Howe Institute has published a paper revealing that public sector pensions are using risky projections to calculate their future liabilities. The study shows that pension fund sponsors use a discount rate to determine the value of assets they must set aside for future benefits. If the rate is too high, the assets can be too meagre, and vice versa. The report examines whether there is an optimum discount-rate rule that finds the right balance.

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 >> Jan 2019 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics: England April 2017 to March 2018
Fire and rescue workforce and pensions statistics
Home Office
18 Oct 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The Home Office has published workforce and pensions statistics for fire and rescue services in England covering the financial year 2017/18. According to the statistics, the Firefighters' Pension Scheme's deficit in 2017/18 was around £552m, which represents a 3% increase on the deficit for the 2016/17 financial year.

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 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Economic and fiscal outlook, October 2018
Economic and fiscal outlook
Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR)
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Longevity, Pension Reform, Public Sector Pensions, Regulatory Bodies (excl. tPR)
The Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) latest "Economic and fiscal outlook" sets out economic forecasts to 2023-24, including changes to the public service pensions forecast since March. Net expenditure on public service pensions has been revised down significantly across the forecast, from £16.6bn to £8.7bn in 2022-23.

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 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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The IFS Green Budget: October 2018
The IFS Green Budget
Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Oct 2018 United Kingdom Pensioners & Retirement, Public Sector Pensions, State Pensions, Taxation
In its latest Green Budget, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that total public spending in 2017-18 amounted to £789.5bn, or 38.4% of national income. Government spending on social security, such as pensions and welfare, amounted to around 10.7% of national income.

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 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Academies LGPS pension arrangements
Academies LGPS pension arrangements
Government Actuary's Department (GAD)
11 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Administration, Funding and Minimum Funding Requirement, Local Government, Public Sector Pensions
The Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) has published a review of the treatment of academies within the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). According to the review, there is a big variation in individual contribution rates (some academies contribution rates are in excess of 30% of pay, whilst others pay less than 10%) and funding levels for academies both within and across Funds (some academies have funding levels below 25% whilst others are above 100%).

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 >> Sep 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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Majority of GPs intend to retire before the age of 60
Majority of GPs intend to retire before the age of 60
Pulse
10 Aug 2018 United Kingdom Occupations/Industry Sectors, Pensioners & Retirement, Public Sector Pensions
According to a survey by Pulse, 51% of GPs said they plan to retire before the age of 60. Of the 759 doctors questioned, 38% of respondents intend to retire at 56-60 years, whilst almost one in seven will retire before the age of 56.

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 >> Aug 2018 or click here (this link will not work in all circumstances). For further information about Perspective click here.

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