Latest articles from Benjamin Mercer

APPT announces provisional accreditation to sidestep lockdown

News On the Go

On the go: The Association of Professional Pension Trustees has unveiled a new provisional accreditation scheme.

Company stung by £80,000 HMRC charge for unauthorised pension loan

A light fittings company has been hit with an £80,000 scheme sanction charge by HM Revenue & Customs for making an unauthorised loan from its pension fund to an affiliated business.

BA trustees disembark as destination comes into view

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A British Airways defined benefit scheme is shrinking its trustee board size, due to decreased workload after a buy-in and successfully weathering the Covid-19 funding storm.

Minister urges saver caution over scams

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On the go: The government has cautioned against savers making hasty alterations to pensions, warning that rash decisions motivated by fears surrounding the coronavirus crisis and market crash may be exploited by scammers.

ESG-focused investments show durability through market meltdown

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how important environmental, social and governance factors are when making investment decisions, according to analysts.