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The Pension Protection Fund never promised the moon, employers did

Linda Ellett explains why she thinks the PPF is unfair to all stakeholders.
Modified date: 06/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

My Robin Hood manifesto for UK pensions

Paul Cuff explains how younger workers on DC pensions are paying an inter-generational subsidy to older workers on DB schemes.
Modified date: 06/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

We must reform the Pension Protection Fund to avoid a black hole

Paul Cuff explains why flaws in the design of PPF need to be reformed.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

The Pension Protection Fund

Is the PPF fair and fit for purpose? Linda Ellett and Paul Cuff give their views.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

You can’t blame young professionals for not saving in their pension

Alison explains employers and saving scheme providers need to recognise the struggle younger workers are facing with pensions
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

A savings model for life’s different stages

Suneet explores alternative savings vehicles for different stages in life.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

It's socially responsible to save

Linda Ellett says people are not saving enough for retirement. Alison Rowe and Suneet Chavda give their views on why this is not easy.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

The double-edged sword of increased flexibility

While commonly viewed as positive for pension provision, the new flexibility brought in by the Budget means even more pressure on members to make the right decision.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Redefining the meaning of workplace pensions

The requirement to annuitise pension savings has been removed & is a fundamental change in how people can access and use their pension savings
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Pensions strategy, not party politics

Damian explores whether UK’s five-year parliamentary terms are inconsistent with the long-term view required to create a proper pensions strategy.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

VAT: Energy-saving clouds and a staff silver lining

Current VAT litigation may result in further significant changes to how VAT affects housing associations.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

SHPS valuation

The Social Housing Pension Scheme actuarial valuation is currently in progress with results expected to be announced in early March 2015.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Procurement – case law update on changes to an existing public contract

housing association, social housing, procurement, Gottlieb, public contract, Winchester City Council
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Pensions and the new regulatory framework

The Social Housing Regulator has published its new regulatory framework and code of practice which comes into effect on 1 April 2015.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Freedom and Choice in your pensions

April 2015 is a big date for pensions as we all gain much more flexibility in relation to our retirement
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

European Court dashes hopes for reduced VAT on E-Books, says KPMG in the UK

Mike Camburn, indirect tax partner at KPMG, comments on the judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that France and Luxembourg cannot apply a reduced rate of VAT to the supply of electronic books, in contrast with paper books.
Modified date: 05/03/2015
Press release
 

Responsible tax advice for the common good

The debate on responsible behaviour, morals and ethics in relation to tax is at the forefront of the political and news agenda. Global, cross-border tax is complex and ultimately every global citizen is impacted by it.
Modified date: 04/03/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Sport is Beautiful... but more needs to be done to boost women’s profiles, says KPMG

KPMG, in conjunction with the Women’s Sport Trust, last night hosted an event showcasing powerful images of some of the UK’s leading sportswomen in action
Modified date: 04/03/2015
Press release
 

Record low number of completed deals during 2014 is surprising, says KPMG

Andrew Nicholson, head of M&A for KPMG in the UK comments on the Q4 2014 M&A figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)
Modified date: 03/03/2015
Press release
 

KPMG strengthens Smart Energy team with new appointments

KPMG is delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Marshall as a Director in the firm’s Power & Utilities practice, specialising in Smart Meters, Smart Grid and technology enabled transformation.
Modified date: 02/03/2015
Press release
 

UK manufacturing on the up, says KPMG

Stephen Cooper, head of manufacturing at KPMG UK commented on the CIPS / Markit manufacturing data published today
Modified date: 02/03/2015
Press release
 

Generation Y will change insurers' business models

The next generation of insurers must have the next generation of workers on board. Justin Balcombe explores the key considerations to getting generation y on board.
Modified date: 27/02/2015
Business and industry issue
 

The future of general insurance

An infographic on the digital landscape insurers face and how this is set to revolutionise business models.
Modified date: 27/02/2015
Business and industry issue
 

KPMG at MIPIM 2015

The KPMG Real Estate team will be at Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier 2015 (MIPIM) from 10 to 13 March.
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Funding for Lending drops but the economy grows - SMEs should consider where their growth finance will come from

Iain Moffatt, Head of Enterprise for KPMG in the UK, comments on 2014’s fourth quarter drop in lending to SMEs via the Funding for Lending Scheme, as announced by the Bank of England
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Press release
 

What will the retirement of the future look like?

Blog from Investment Management Advisory Partner Matt Thomas on what the retirement of the future might look like.
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Business and industry issue
 

What’s next for pensions savings?

Blog from Insurance Advisory Partner Andy Masters on the future of pensions savings.
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Renewable energy Contract for Difference auction sees the costs of offshore wind and solar tumbling, says KPMG

Andy Cox, Head of Deal Advisory for Energy at KPMG comments on the first renewable energy Contract for Difference (CfD) auction results
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Press release
 

Using popularity to boost customer satisfaction

Some customers have a relationship with a brand which is more ‘adoring fan’ than customer or client.
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Business and industry issue
 

Hospital collaboration

Is NHS collaboration working? Given the rise in mergers and acquisitions between Acute and Foundation Trusts, and the erroneous effort involved, this question is on many lips.
Modified date: 26/02/2015
Business and industry issue
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