Law and regulation

David Cameron claims single-tier pension is adequate safety net

Professional Pensions | 20 Oct 2014 | 12:06

The state pension will be an adequate safety net if people make bad decisions when pension freedoms come in from April 2015 according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Citizens Advice and TPAS to provide Treasury’s guidance guarantee

The Citizens Advice Bureau and The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) will deliver the government’s guidance guarantee, but the Money Advice Service (MAS) appears to have been dropped as a provider.

Professional Pensions | 20 Oct 2014 | 11:00

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NAPF 2014: EIOPA says many trustee boards lack skills

Many schemes are run by people who lack the expertise and skills for the role according to European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) chairman Gabriel Bernardino.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DC charge cap: What's in and what's out

The charge cap will apply to all defined contribution workplace schemes – here is a (non-exhaustive) list of what is included in the cap and what isn’t.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP publishes draft regs on governance and charge cap

The government has published draft regulations to introduce minimum governance standards for workplace pensions and a 0.75% charge cap on default funds.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Better Workplace Pensions: The implementation timetable in full

Here it is. The full implementation timetable for the Better Workplace Pensions measures on DC governance, transparency and charges announced in the Department for Work and Pensions consultation today.

Professional Pensions | 17 Oct 2014 | 11:56 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: TPR chief says trustees have responsibility to prevent pension scams

Trustees and scheme sponsors have a responsibility to help prevent employees being pulled in by pension scams, according to The Pensions Regulator chairman Mark Boyle.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 17:18 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Rise of self-service advice ‘poses threat to UK pensioners’

The UK pensions industry has been warned of the threat posed by savers turning to online advice services.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 16:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: TPR will 'educate, enable’ and ‘enforce where required'

The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) strategy will be to 'educate, enable and, where required, enforce', according to the watchdog’s chairman Mark Boyle.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 16:21 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Guidance guarantee will look very different by 2020

The guidance guarantee implemented in April 2015 will evolve markedly over the next five years according to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)acting head of savings and investment, Maggie Craig.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 15:53 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: TPR to announce future chief executive by end of year

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is confident its 18-month search to find a replacement for former chief executive Bill Galvin is nearing the end.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 13:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Annual statements 'not good enough' for member comms

Communications will be a major issue for employers as they struggle to deal with an onslaught of change according to the AA’s head of pensions, Mike Sullivan.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 13:24 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF 2014: Australian pensions chief tells UK ‘don’t be scared of choice’

The UK should not be scared of giving freedom and choice to people in their pensions, according to Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia chief executive officer Pauline Vamos.

Professional Pensions | 16 Oct 2014 | 12:49 | 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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