Regulation

TPR: scrapped restrictions on pensions access to fuel liberation

Professional Pensions | 21 Mar 2014 | 13:05 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

The government’s decision to allow anyone over the age of 55 to take their entire pot as cash has the potential to drive up liberation cases, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.

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Budget 2014 – What the changes mean for the industry

When George Osborne promised to deliver a "Budget for savers" he really wasn't kidding as he unveiled the most radical pensions shake up in living memory

Professional Pensions | 20 Mar 2014 | 13:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF: Pensions sector facing a ‘capacity crunch’

The industry is facing a ‘capacity crunch’, due to pace and volume of regulatory change, says the National Association of Pension funds (NAPF).

Professional Pensions | 05 Feb 2014 | 13:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Trustees call for regulation of schemes’ at-retirement processes

Trustees and pension professionals believe there should be regulatory requirements on schemes to put in place better support for members at retirement, Spence Johnson research finds.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jan 2014 | 13:35 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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TPR: Employers confusing contractual and automatic enrolment

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued fresh guidelines amid concern that many employers have been referring to contractual enrolment as auto-enrolment (AE).

Professional Pensions | 15 Jan 2014 | 12:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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McClymont tables amendment for TPR charges register

Shadow pensions minister Gregg McClymont has tabled an amendment to the Pensions Bill in order to force providers to fully disclose charges to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

Professional Pensions | 28 Oct 2013 | 13:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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DWP confirms GMP equalisation delay - UPDATED

The government has confirmed it will delay plans to force schemes to equalise GMPs while it consults further with the pensions industry on the method for conversion.

Professional Pensions | 08 Apr 2013 | 16:11 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Budget 2013: GAD to review drawdown tables

The government has commissioned the Government Actuary’s Department to review income drawdown tables.

Professional Pensions | 20 Mar 2013 | 14:50 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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NAPF: QE has cost schemes £90bn

Quantitative easing has cost defined benefit schemes £90bn but smoothing may be “too little, too late”, the National Association of Pension Funds warns.

Professional Pensions | 30 Jan 2013 | 14:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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OFT to probe DC scheme value for money

The Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into the value for money of workplace defined contribution pensions schemes.

Professional Pensions | 17 Jan 2013 | 08:06 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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RPI-linking to remain as ONS introduces new index

After consulting on options for changing Retail Prices Index, the Office for National Statistics has chosen 'none of the above' and proposed a new index to be published in parallel.

Professional Pensions | 10 Jan 2013 | 10:16 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Webb hints at Autumn Statement tax relief cut

Pensions minister Steve Webb has strongly hinted there will be action on tax relief in the Autumn Statement tomorrow.

Professional Pensions | 04 Dec 2012 | 13:45 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Authorities report national wave of cold-call pension scams

Local councils and pension authorities have urged members of the public to disregard scam calls from a fraudulent organisation claiming to be a pension scheme.

Professional Pensions | 29 Nov 2012 | 17:33 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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