DC communications



Our extensive experience in tailoring communications to each pension scheme, sponsoring employer and workforce, enables us to provide members with clear, concise information and guidance to help them understand their benefits and make informed decisions.

Information is provided in a format that suits your employees and pension scheme members and designed with branding and language aligned to your corporate identity.

We have the expertise in delivering:

  • bespoke literature, using employer or scheme branding
  • group presentations that communicate generic pension scheme information
  • one-to-one meetings to answer individual questions, with full pensions advice available if required
  • podcasts and webcasts via an intranet link or by email
  • a dedicated helpline and email address to provide assistance for all active pension scheme members

 Insights and views

    Government sets 0.75% charge cap for auto-enrolment schemes and will ban commission
    31 March 2014
    The government has introduced a 0.75% charge cap on the default funds of qualifying schemes used for auto-enrolment from April 2015 and has confirmed that from April 2016 commissions and active member discounts will be banned.

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    Pensions Bulletin March 2014
    10 March 2014

    In the latest issue of our Pensions Bulletin, we focus on journey plans and integrated risk management plans in the light of the Pensions Regulator's draft code of practice on DB funding. The Bulletin also looks at some other recent developments, including the impact of same sex marriage on occupational pension schemes and HMRC’s recent announcement on changes to its VAT policy.

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    Pensions Bulletin December 2013
    3 December 2013

    In our latest Pensions Bulletin, we examine two recent consultations from the Department for Work and Pensions which have thrown the spotlight on the gulf between defined benefit and defined contribution schemes and on the possibility of developing alternative ‘defined ambition’ designs to bridge the gap between them.

    The Bulletin also looks at some other recent developments, including new disclosure of information regulations and guidance from the Pensions Regulator on asset-backed contributions.

    We also flag key dates for your diary over the next quarter, including a breakfast briefing on 18 December on the Pensions Regulator’s consultation on a revised code of practice on defined benefit funding.

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    2014/15 PPF levy consultation
    20 September 2013
    On 5 September 2013, the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) released a consultation document covering proposals for the 2014/15 levy. This is the last year of the first triennium in the PPF’s New Levy Framework under which the PPF intended that the rules used to calculate levies would be unchanged except in limited circumstances.

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    Update on tax protections
    10 September 2013
    Following the 2012 autumn statement announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that the annual and lifetime allowances would be reduced again, in June 2013 HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a joint consultation on a new type of protection from the lifetime allowance, to be known as ‘individual protection 2014’. Also, in July, regulations were made, which are aimed at fixing some problems with the existing fixed protection regime.

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    Improving Member Outcomes: Why It Should Matter to Employers
    30 April 2014
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    Improving Member Outcomes: Why It Should Matter to Employers
    8 May 2014
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    Budget 2014: Appealing pension options or too much flexibility?
    14 May 2014
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    A Streamlined Approach to Investment Decision Making
    3 June 2014
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    Grahame Cooper
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    020 3327 5000

 DC Survey 2012