Top stories

High Court confirms right of schemes to switch to CPI

A High Court judge has upheld the right of schemes to use the consumer prices index (CPI) as the inflation measure for increasing deferred pensions and pensions in payment.

31 Jul 2014 | 15:32 

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DC legacy audit will look at all schemes above 0.75% cap

All schemes with mixed charge structures or fees in excess of 0.75% will be included in the audit of legacy defined contribution (DC) schemes launched earlier this year.

31 Jul 2014 | 13:02

DWP charge cap hits Lloyds' pension profits

Life and pensions underlying profits at Lloyds Banking Group were down 18% to £461m in the first half of the year, latest results show.

31 Jul 2014 | 10:46

Editor’s Picks

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List: How asset managers and consultants are responding to Budget changes

Asset managers pile into retirement income space

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Politicians and providers back 'pensions passport'

Online register idea touted as ‘win-win’

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Funding: The rocky road to self-sufficiency

Natasha Browne explores the issues trustees face

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SPC: 'Freedom and choice' response raises concerns

SPC president Duncan Buchanan identifies three potential problems

Pensions Buzz

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Exclusive: Just one in four pension professionals back TPAS and MAS for guidance guarantee

Just 25% of pension professionals believe The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and the Money Advice Service (MAS) are up to delivering the 'guidance guarantee', PP research finds.

Case studies and backgrounds

Travel

Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

Natasha Browne looks at the thorough approach Thomas Cook takes to managing risk in its defined contribution arrangements

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Heineken: How an engaged employer is approaching the Budget changes

Heineken UK’s new head of pensions Neil Parfrey talks to Natasha Browne about meeting the challenges thrown down by the Chancellor

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Case study: How Bayer overhauled its pension comms

The pharmaceuticals giant took a personal approach after listening to members

Guides

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The Guide to Scheme Investment

Finding investment solutions for the pensions crisis

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DC and Auto-enrolment: September 2012

How partnerships are helping employers deal with auto-enrolment

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The Guide to Risk Reduction

How to reduce risk in volatile markets

Pensions library

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A guide to Pensions Stability

 

This guide to Pensions Stability explores the new financial and operational model for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Pension schemes are still being run with far greater risk than is necessary and there is an opportunity to create a more stable pensions environment for trustees and sponsors.

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Joint institute pensions survey 2014

 

This inaugural survey among 326 members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) asked whether auto-enrolment will deliver on its goals; if contribution rates for employees and employers need to rise; and whether pensions tax relief needs further reform.

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Events

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Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards

11 Sep 2014

London, UK

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Defined Contribution Conference 2014

17 Sep 2014

London, UK