Professional Pensions | 16 Dec 2014 | 17:44
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has revised regulation around Statutory Money Purchase Illustration (SMPI) regulations to let providers use their discretion on assumptions relating to auto-enrolment increases and guaranteed annuity rates.
Plenty of controversy surrounds the decision to restrict auto-enrolment (AE) to workers earning £10,000 or more. For one, it tends to disproportionally affect women because they occupy more part-time jobs than men.
Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2014 | 10:20
Pensions minister Steve Webb has confirmed its intention to have a pot follows member system to consolidate small pots in place by autumn 2016.
Professional Pensions | 11 Dec 2014 | 15:12 |
Does the OECD have a point? Will the abolition of compulsory annuitisation undo the effects of auto-enrolment (AE)? It looks like a fairly convincing argument.
Professional Pensions | 11 Dec 2014 | 12:20 |
Moves to erode self-serving behaviour within the pensions industry could backfire, M&S pensions strategy specialist Julie Parker-Welch has warned.
Professional Pensions | 11 Dec 2014 | 12:14 |
Pensions minister Steve Webb has hit back at criticism that the decision to abolish mandatory annuitisation could jeopardise the benefits of auto-enrolment (AE).
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2014 | 17:30 |
The Merchant Navy Officers’ Pension Fund (MNOPF) is set to launch an industry-wide defined contribution (DC) scheme for officers and ratings in the Merchant Navy.
Professional Pensions | 09 Dec 2014 | 08:00 |
This year has been a watershed one in terms of the pensions industry. Over the last 12 months we have seen the continued roll out of auto-enrolment, a mass of consultations and let’s not forget THAT Budget.
Professional Pensions | 08 Dec 2014 | 16:24 |
The decision to abolish mandatory annuitisation has the potential to undermine the success of auto-enrolment (AE), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned.
Professional Pensions | 08 Dec 2014 | 14:06
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has published its 40th annual member survey, charting four decades of change in workplace schemes.
Professional Pensions | 03 Dec 2014 | 11:48 |
Top stories on PP this week have included a potential £2bn windfall for sponsors, a complex £2.5bn buyout, a government U-turn on freedom and choice and calls for a drawdown fee cap. Here's what you might have missed.
Professional Pensions | 28 Nov 2014 | 10:40 |
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed plans to publish a list of approved auto-enrolment vehicles to help the smallest employers find a scheme.
Professional Pensions | 20 Nov 2014 | 12:37 |
The number of women saving adequately for retirement has reached a four year high according to Scottish Widows Women and Retirement report.
Professional Pensions | 20 Nov 2014 | 10:01 |
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