Three out of ten people are using the pension freedoms to put extra cash in bank accounts due to concerns about the economy, according to Citizens Advice.
Allowing struggling defined benefit (DB) schemes to temporarily stop paying pension increases could help them get back on track while avoiding huge cuts to members’ pensions.
Malcolm McLean wonders whether Sir Philip Green will accept a moral responsibility to deal with the BHS pension deficit.
The Pension Ombudsman (PO) has cleared Standard Life of misleading a customer about the value of his retirement pot, after he accidentally exceeded his lifetime allowance.
Long-awaited changes to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation cap are facing continued delays, PP understands
A consultation into capping early exit charges for occupational pensions has revealed how “torturous and more opaque” the system is compared to personal pensions.
The regulator should completely ban all pension early exit charges to prevent any saver being penalised for taking advantage of the freedom and choice reforms, Hargreaves Lansdown has said.
DWP’s consultation on capping exit charges in occupational schemes has closed. Despite agreement on removing barriers to the freedoms, Michael Klimes finds there will be major administration hurdles.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued PTL with the maximum fine after it failed to prepare annual governance statements for three schemes.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) will introduce a Retirement Quality Mark (RQM) later this year, it has announced.
The Pensions Regulator’s updated DC code outlines what it expects of trustees, but it is not mandatory. James Phillips explores what trustees can take from its recommendations.
The government needs to revisit the balance of auto-enrolment (AE) contributions in its upcoming review, according to NOW: Pensions.
Workplace pensions have been left out of plans to reform salary sacrifice according to a recently published HMRC consultation.
The Insolvency Service has revealed it closed down five pension liberation firms in its last financial year from April 2015 to March 2016.
This week's biggest stories included Lloyds' trade union taking legal action over GMP equalisation, a same sex partner benefits appeal case, and asset managers arguing hidden fees are the ‘Loch Ness Monster of investments'.
Bob Scott shares his tips with the incoming under-secretary of state for work and pensions to help them become an instant success.
The British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) trustee has shown the government “compelling evidence", arguing it can pay modified benefits indefinitely on a low risk basis outside the lifeboat fund.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) wants to be given greater powers to block merger deals involving companies with stressed pension schemes, its chief executive has said.
Madeleine Frost looks at the options available to trustees if a mistake is found in scheme rules.
Capital adequacy rules could ensure master trust providers have enough money if they go bust. James Phillips explores if it is the best way to protect members
A man will make a case in the Supreme Court for his husband to receive the same death benefits a wife would be entitled to.
Legal and General’s (L&G) WorkSave master trust has been added to the Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) official master trust assurance list.
As deficits soared following the Bank of England’s rate cut and stimulus package, the future for DB looks even more challenging. A major re-think is needed to avert a pensions crisis, writes Stephanie Baxter
Pension scams have been around a long time but, since the new pensions flexibilities were introduced, they are becoming even more prevalent. Alice Honeywill and Elena O’Leary explain how to avoid scams.