Law and regulation

Webb: Guidance guarantee aimed at 'middle Britain'

Professional Pensions | 24 Oct 2014 | 11:55

The government's free impartial at-retirement guidance is aimed at middle Britain, not high or low net worth individuals, pensions minister Steve Webb has told MPs.

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Employers call for AE delay to cope with pensions upheaval

Firms yet to reach their auto-enrolment (AE) staging dates want the process postponed until wide-reaching changes to the pensions system are finalised, according to research.

Professional Pensions | 23 Oct 2014 | 13:41

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BT loses battle on £17m PPF levy exemption

BT has lost its fight to hold onto a partial exemption from paying the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy.

Professional Pensions | 22 Oct 2014 | 13:55 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Short service refunds banned from October 2015

Short service refunds are to be banned from October 2015 according to the pensions minister.

Professional Pensions | 22 Oct 2014 | 13:14 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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FCA: Guidance should help people ask questions, not give answers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) expects the guidance guarantee to “help people understand the questions they should be asking”, not offer choices for them, director of policy David Geale has told MPs.

Professional Pensions | 21 Oct 2014 | 12:38 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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TPR replaces 35 trustees in pension scam crackdown

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has replaced 35 trustees in the last two years as part of efforts to clampdown on pension scams.

Professional Pensions | 21 Oct 2014 | 12:34 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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David Cameron claims single-tier pension is adequate safety net

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.

Professional Pensions | 20 Oct 2014 | 12:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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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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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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