Law and regulation

Buzz: Have your say on 'freedom and choice'

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 13:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

This week we want your views on the Treasury's response to its Freedom and Choice consultation.

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IFoA and FRC set out remits for regulating actuaries

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have outlined how actuarial regulation will be divided between the two bodies.

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 13:37

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Treasury report hits out at EU policymakers’ desire for cross-border schemes

Harmonising pension policy on a European Union (EU) level is unlikely to work due to a lack of demand for cross-border schemes, according to a Treasury report, published yesterday.

Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:18

Law and Regulation Articles

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Insurers could offer drawdown to schemes looking to outsource

Insurers are expected to offer income drawdown for schemes unwilling to offer the full range of retirement income options to members.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:26

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FX rigging could be ‘swindling' pensions of millions

Pension funds could have been cheated out of millions of pounds by manipulation of the £3trn foreign exchange (FX) markets, warns Mark Taylor, dean of Warwick Business School.

Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 11:52 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Government halves state pension deferral boost

The government has slashed the incremental increase to the state pension offered to workers who delay their retirement.

Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:57 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DB members will struggle to access advice for DC transfers

Retirees could find it difficult to access regulated financial advice when considering defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) transfers according to Punter Southall.

Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:37 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Comment: Will Brits follow the Aussies in blowing retirement cash?

Jonathan Stapleton says half of all Australians blow their retirement pots by the age of 70 and asks if this is a sign of things to come in the UK.

Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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SPC: 'Freedom and choice' response raises concerns

Society of Pension Consultants (SPC) president Duncan Buchanan identifies three potential problems with the government's plans.

Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:23 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

At-retirement innovation targeted with tax tweaks

HM Treasury is set to change tax rules in a bid to help providers develop new retirement income products that better meet the evolving needs of members.

Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 14:19 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Trustees to be allowed to override scheme rules to ensure flexible access

Trustees will be allowed to override scheme rules to follow tax rules in order to ensure individuals have flexible access to their savings.

Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 14:07 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Tax reliefs for over 55s to be restricted

The government is set to restrict pensions tax relief for the over 55s in a bid to stop the “exploitation” of new tax freedoms.

Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 13:34 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DB-DC transfers: The challenges

Helen Morrissey looks at the implications of the Treasury announcement on transfers.

Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 13:28 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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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