Law and regulation

Buzz: Is the industry in danger of being overwhelmed?

Professional Pensions | 30 Sep 2014 | 11:54

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Government’s ‘permanent revolution’ risks overwhelming industry warns trade association

The pension industry is in danger of being overwhelmed by the volume of legislative changes it is facing, says the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).

Professional Pensions | 30 Sep 2014 | 11:35


TPAS predicts rise in pension tracing calls

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) is anticipating an increase in the number of callers looking to trace lost pension pots.

Professional Pensions | 29 Sep 2014 | 13:13

Law and Regulation Articles


Politicians must ‘step up’ as central banks take back seat

Politicians globally need to step up on pension reform to create a better savings culture, according to Standard Life Investments’ Andrew Milligan and Frances Hudson.

Professional Pensions | 29 Sep 2014 | 13:10


Mixed reaction to Tory’s pledged end to 55% inheritance tax on pensions

The Conservative Party’s pledge to axe the 55% inheritance tax on pension funds has provoked a mixed reaction from the industry.

Professional Pensions | 29 Sep 2014 | 13:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


One in eight over-50s targeted by liberation fraudsters

One in eight people over 50 has been approached by fraudsters offering early access to their pension pot according to research from Fidelity Worldwide Investment reveals.

Professional Pensions | 29 Sep 2014 | 11:52


Osborne to axe 55% tax on inherited pension pots

The current 55% tax duty payable when pension funds are passed on after death is set to be axed under this government, George Osborne has announced.

Professional Pensions | 29 Sep 2014 | 10:03

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EU Shareholder Rights Directive ‘too prescriptive’ for schemes

The proposed revision of the EU Shareholder Rights Directive could be too prescriptive for pension schemes, according to PensionsEurope.

Professional Pensions | 24 Sep 2014 | 13:22 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Trustees should quiz managers on Stewardship Code

Stephanie Baxter looks at why schemes should challenge asset managers on whether they truly comply with the Stewardship Code

Professional Pensions | 19 Sep 2014 | 13:05


TPR: Scheme record-keeping failing on most basic details

Pension scheme failures on record-keeping have stretched as far as inaccuracies on names, addresses and dates of birth, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has warned.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


FRC: Trustees ‘should challenge’ managers on Stewardship Code compliance

Financial Reporting Council (FRC) chairman Sir Winfried Bischoff has raised concern that pension schemes fail to properly check whether their asset managers adhere to the UK Stewardship Code.

Professional Pensions | 17 Sep 2014 | 12:42 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Companies on the brink of bankruptcy warned of AE obligations

Businesses facing insolvency still have to meet their auto-enrolment (AE) obligations where they continue to employ staff, it has been warned.

Professional Pensions | 15 Sep 2014 | 12:48 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Why Lord Hill's appointment is good for UK pensions

Stephanie Baxter looks at why a UK financial services commissioner is great news for pensions.

Professional Pensions | 12 Sep 2014 | 13:30 | 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.


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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