Top stories

Government urged to scrap tax relief and tax-free cash

Tax relief on pension contributions should be replaced by a Treasury contribution of 50p per £1 saved, argues a radical report by Michael Johnson for the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS).

22 Apr 2014 | 12:12 


FRC to target actuarial standards and governance code quality

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will work in conjunction with other regulators to develop actuarial assessment and quality standards in the coming year.

22 Apr 2014 | 13:46

Brown: Scottish pensioners better off under risk sharing with UK

Scottish pensioners enjoy better provision as part of the UK because of risk and resource sharing across the union, former prime minister Gordon Brown is expected to say.

22 Apr 2014 | 11:40

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Snowdon: Liberation fraudsters already taking advantage of Budget shocks

Naomi Rainey talks to Margaret Snowdon about industry plans to tackle liberation fraud

IBM Watson supercomputer

IBM High Court case: Waltz fails to impress judge

Naomi Rainey looks at the latest in the fight over DB closures

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Gleeds Retirement Benefit Scheme and the £45m mistake

Naomi Rainey looks at the arguments in the High Court ruling

Pensions Buzz


Buzz: How can auto-enrolment deliver enough to live on?

Last week Buzz respondents said auto-enrolment and the flat-rate state pension would not give people enough to live on. This week we want to know how that could be changed.

Case studies and backgrounds


Case Study: Get on board the Cheviot Trust bus

Naomi Rainey looks at the master trust’s approach to defined contribution investment


iTrustees: How tablet technology revolutionised a board

Do iPads have a place on trustee boards? Natasha Browne talks to David Hewitson, Rexam’s pensions finance and investments controller

Stock market

Using strategic beta to de-risk

Natasha Browne looks at how the Schroders Retirement Benefit Scheme used the strategy



The Guide to Scheme Investment

Finding investment solutions for the pensions crisis


DC and Auto-enrolment: September 2012

How partnerships are helping employers deal with auto-enrolment


The Guide to Risk Reduction

How to reduce risk in volatile markets

Pensions library


Achieving better member outcomes - A practical guide to DC pensions

Shedding light on the key challenges, the Aon Hewitt guide helps you identify what you are trying to achieve for your DC members and deliver a positive impact on their outcomes. The guide examines the current situation and existing challenges, and suggests potential solutions, with clear action points for employers and trustees.


How smart is Smart Beta?


John Brown, Senior VP and Head of Global Client Development at INTECH Investment Management discusses whether or not ‘Smart Beta' is genuinely smart, and if it is really beta.

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