The government has published proposals to keep the British Steel Pension Fund out of the PPF while reducing its liabilities to make Tata Steel UK more attractive to buyers. Stephanie Baxter explores the options.
The Financial Ombudsman Service has received 475 complaints relating to freedom and choice since last April as it reports an increase in total pension complaints.
The government has launched a consultation on ways to reduce the British Steel Pension Scheme’s (BSPS) liabilities to find a buyer for Tata Steel UK, which could require controversial legislation.
Will ban fees on new contracts
Malcolm McLean looks at how changes to the state pension may negatively affect women.
The withdrawal of Project Thor to rescue British Home Stores (BHS) raised concerns about the level of support for both schemes, MPs have been told.
The trustees and advisers for the British Home Stores (BHS) schemes were “independent” and “professional” according to former trustee chairwoman Margaret Downes.
Small employers which stage over the next 18 months could fail to sign declaration of compliance forms and be fined £400 according to Alan Smith.
The British Home Stores (BHS) trustees did everything possible to make the buyer and seller understand the scale of the deficit at the time of the sale, MPs heard yesterday.
Last week’s Queen’s Speech was a missed opportunity to raise awareness of pension scams finds Helen Morrissey.
Last week’s Queen’s Speech contained a long awaited Pensions Bill to toughen up master trust regulation and plans to streamline the delivery of guidance. Helen Morrissey looks at whether these measures will adequately address problems within the market...
The ombudsman’s ruling in favour of the trustees and sponsor in the Kingfisher Pension Scheme case could have huge implications for future cases, writes Michael Klimes
A new Pensions Bill will strengthen master trust regulation and give The Pensions Regulator increased powers to police these schemes.
The advisers to both the BHS pension schemes and Arcadia are among those who have been summoned to give evidence to the parliamentary committees investigating the collapse of BHS.
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) annual funding statement has discovered most employers will be able to keep or raise deficit contribution levels given their increased profitability.
BHS trustees and Arcadia accuse TPR of ‘misrepresenting facts’ in Work and Pensions Committee evidence; Regulator issues clarification
The trustees of the BHS pension schemes and Arcadia have written to the Work and Pensions Committee accusing The Pensions Regulator of “misrepresenting facts” in oral evidence on Monday – a move that has forced the watchdog to issue a clarification.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Stephen Crabb has warned against allowing master trusts to become a “byword for poor practice.”
After a solution to save the Halcrow’s DB scheme was ruled illegal by the High Court, the trustees are looking at an alternative option. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the case.
There are growing calls for a Pensions Bill to be announced at the state opening of parliament next week amid concerns about the regulatory framework.
The British Home Stores (BHS) pension trustees did not flag up concerns to the regulator about last year’s sale to Retail Acquisitions, according to Lesley Titcomb.
Protections must be included in the local government pension scheme (LGPS) reforms to prevent the Treasury from influencing the pools’ investment decisions, according to a Lords’ debate.
A majority of 170 respondents to this week's Pensions Buzz believe The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should make Sir Philip Green pay money into the BHS Pension Scheme.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has received formal notification from Austin Reed’s administrators, which could trigger an assessment period for its pension scheme.
Helen Morrissey asks whether the BHS case shows trustees need more support from TPR.