Placard is the discussion newsletter produced by the ACA on a periodic basis. It focuses on topical issues where Members feel the views of consulting actuaries can be helpful in resolving public policy issues and other financial problems. The ACA produces other publications, including major Consultation Responses and Parliamentary Briefs which are targeted at politicians and other opinion formers, often commenting on legislation that is either pending or before the Houses of Parliament.
19 November 2018: A new paper by the Association of Consulting Actuaries and Royal London argues that consumers and employers could reap substantial benefits if the complex patchwork of defined benefit pension rights could be radically simplified.
The ACA’s 2018 Pension trends survey has found a substantial majority of employers comfortable with the Pensions Regulator having more targeted powers alongside greater flexibility for DB schemes to reduce pension increases
The second report in a series exploring the findings of the 2018 ACA Pension trends survey has found strong employer support for reform to the current pension tax regime. The ACA says reform should be calmly undertaken…the present regime is not Read More …
News from the IAA
Permanent solutions are necessary if we are to stem the drain on NHS resources and already-stretched local authority budgets. We cannot resolve these issues simply by throwing cash into a failing system and it is becoming increasingly clear that fundamental Read More …
The survey tracks trends in pension auto-enrolment and the report expresses concerns over both the numbers of employees ineligible for AE and levels of contributions.
This interim survey report examines the sharp rise in pension transfer requests from defined benefit arrangements and the difficulty members are finding in identifying IFAs prepared to advise them.