Events this year have raised the issue of whether the industry and trustees should give earlier warnings to the regulator and PPF about issues with DB schemes. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the options.
Dashboard will be implemented by 2019
Small employers which stage over the next 18 months could fail to sign declaration of compliance forms and be fined £400 according to Alan Smith.
The planned removal of the 15-year recovery plan end date for defined benefit (DB) schemes run by energy network operators has been welcomed.
The new pensions bill will cap early exit fees charged by trust-based occupational schemes in a bid to remove "unreasonable barriers" to accessing pension freedoms.
A new Pensions Bill will strengthen master trust regulation and give The Pensions Regulator increased powers to police these schemes.
Legal & General’s (L&G) WorkSave Mastertrust has obtained the master trust assurance framework accreditation (MAF).
A shift in longer dated gilt yields of 0.3% triggered by a Brexit could change defined benefit (DB) liabilities by £70bn according to the Society of Pension Professionals (SPP).
The tale of BHS has taken a dramatic turn after the first Work and Pensions Committee hearings into the retail giant. PP looks at what has happened in the past week
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) annual funding statement has discovered most employers will be able to keep or raise deficit contribution levels given their increased profitability.
Most respondents believe more schemes will have to go into the lifeboat fund
BHS trustees and Arcadia accuse TPR of ‘misrepresenting facts’ in Work and Pensions Committee evidence; Regulator issues clarification
The trustees of the BHS pension schemes and Arcadia have written to the Work and Pensions Committee accusing The Pensions Regulator of “misrepresenting facts” in oral evidence on Monday – a move that has forced the watchdog to issue a clarification.
Master trusts have grown rapidly as a result of auto-enrolment but there are concerns about the regulatory framework that underpins them. Padraig Floyd asks how things can be improved.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Stephen Crabb has warned against allowing master trusts to become a “byword for poor practice.”
Small and micro businesses in the UK could face fines totalling £25m if they fail to meet their auto-enrolment (AE) deadlines.
BHS and Tata Steel are not the only businesses struggling to deal with sizeable deficits. Perhaps a new approach is needed?
The British Home Stores (BHS) pension trustees did not flag up concerns to the regulator about last year’s sale to Retail Acquisitions, according to Lesley Titcomb.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) is reported to be considering appointing a special panel to help with its inquiry into British Home Stores (BHS).
This week we want to know if The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is doing enough to hold DB trustees to account when so many schemes are underfunded.
Whistleblowing reports to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) have increased by 29% during the last year amid concerns many small employers are not complying with auto-enrolment (AE).
As MPs investigate the factors behind BHS’s collapse, Michael Klimes looks at whether the regulator and trustees could have done anything differently.
A majority of 170 respondents to this week's Pensions Buzz believe The Pensions Regulator (TPR) should make Sir Philip Green pay money into the BHS Pension Scheme.
The Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) has told the Insolvency Service (IS) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) it will co-operate with any probes into British Home Stores (BHS).
The Pensions Administration Standards Association (PASA) has refreshed its accreditation standards and is considering further changes to better suit master trusts.