Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:19 |
The Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) defined contribution (DC) charge cap model could differ from the three options included in its consultation, pensions minister Steve Webb says.
Allowing defined contribution (DC) members to buy pensions in defined benefit (DB) sections can significantly drive up liabilities, HSBC Bank Pension Trust chief executive Lesley Alexander warns.
Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:12 |
The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and other public sector schemes should consolidate to become “one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds”, London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) chairman Edmund Truell says.
Professional Pensions | 12 Dec 2013 | 10:05 |
A £250,000 fine issued by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on the Scottish Borders Council (SBC) over a pensions data breach has been overturned.
Professional Pensions | 21 Nov 2013 | 07:00 |
UK cross-border pension schemes must tread carefully when deciding how to provide benefits for same-sex couples, lawyers warn.
Professional Pensions | 10 Oct 2013 | 07:04 |
Private sector contractors will be able to participate in existing schemes when receiving staff from the public sector, HM Treasury guidance confirms.
Professional Pensions | 08 Oct 2013 | 13:11 |
HMRC has urged the pensions industry to continue to work closely with it to stamp out pensions liberation.
Professional Pensions | 04 Oct 2013 | 16:20 |
Upcoming governance regulations for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) are likely to separate the roles of pension board and scheme manager, Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) official Bob Holloway suggests.
Professional Pensions | 03 Oct 2013 | 07:03 |
The European Commission (EC) has proposed to establish a collective investment framework as part of its drive to boost long-term finance of the European economy.
Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2013 | 07:00 |
Small employers could phoenix their firms in an attempt to push back their auto-enrolment (AE) staging date, Eversheds partner Francois Barker says.
Professional Pensions | 04 Jul 2013 | 07:00 |
Eversheds partner Terry Saeedi and three colleagues have joined rival law firm Gordons to launch its pension team.
Professional Pensions | 04 Jun 2013 | 11:42 |
Here they are - the winners of the UK Pensions Awards 2013.
Professional Pensions | 03 May 2013 | 06:27 |
Schemes fighting court cases are being forced to walk an investment “tightrope” in the Pension Protection Fund assessment period as they struggle to secure better than PPF-level benefits.
Professional Pensions | 18 Apr 2013 | 07:00 |
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