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Govt must protect retirees from ‘rip off’ drawdown charges - Labour

Labour has urged the government to ensure none of the 320,000 savers expected to take advantage of pension freedoms are exposed to “rip off charges”.

24 Nov 2014 | 10:01 

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Aviva proposes £5.6bn deal for rival Friends Life

Aviva has proposed to buy rival insurer Friends Life in a deal worth £5.6bn which will see the companies merge.

24 Nov 2014 | 10:01

Watchdog reveals details of £134m pensions liberation bust

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has shut down a group of five pension liberation schemes that had taken more than £134m from over 1,400 people.

21 Nov 2014 | 13:47

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Can online solutions deliver better retirement outcomes?

PP looks at the potential of online profiling tools to help make retirement decisions

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How Santander UK overhauled its pension schemes

PP speaks to director of pensions Antony Barker about the £8bn fund

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What’s wrong with having too much money?

PP looks at why trustees are coming under pressure over trapped surpluses and what they can do about it

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BIS is not helping to promote long-term investing

Con Keating says government attempts to promote shareholder engagement are pointless and will increase costs

Pensions Buzz

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Managing investment risk is greatest concern for DB trustees

Defined benefit trustees believe managing investment risk will present them with the biggest challenge next year, according to PP research.

Case studies and backgrounds

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How The Pensions Trust created an inflation proof fund

David Adkins talks about the fund that won the DB Innovation prize at the Pension Scheme of the Year awards

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How HSBC is engaging its staff with pensions

Phillip Bretnall talks to PP about the bank's Know You programme

Travel

Thomas Cook: Navigating risk

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

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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