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Reducing your 2019-20 PPF levy

Giles Bywater

There are three main things trustees need to consider when it comes to re-execution of contingent assets, explains Giles Bywater, a pensions partner at law firm Mayer Brown.

What to consider when agreeing a recovery plan in 2019

Matthew Harrison

Matt Harrison, managing director at covenant specialists Lincoln Pensions, explains how recovery plans have been agreed in practice and how this may change due to an evolving regulatory landscape. 

Is consolidation only for the healthy?

Mark Hodgson

Gatemore's Mark Hodgson says the benefits of consolidators for weaker schemes are far from clear, and argues for a rethink of the framework on downgrading defined benefits.

The government’s pensions priorities for 2019

Ian Neale

Aries Insight's Ian Neale says government and regulators should look to restore public trust in pensions in 2019, ensuring previous priorities such as the pensions dashboard do not fall by the wayside.

Is it time to update your communications strategy?

Mark Bingham

Secondsight’s Mark Bingham discusses the role of the employer when it comes to pensions communication, from choosing a multi-channel approach, to keeping things simple and free from jargon. 

Refinancing pension debt – an underutilised option?

Paul Jameson

In a market crying out for high-quality corporate debt, it is surprising that more companies are not seizing the opportunity to refinance pension debt with more conventional financial debt, argues Penfida's Paul Jameson.