Barnett Waddingham launches valuation tool for DB code of practice compliance

Professional Pensions | 24 Jul 2014 | 13:39

Barnett Waddingham has unveiled an online valuation tool targeted at trustees and employers to help them comply with the updated defined benefit (DB) code of practice.


TPR launches gritty campaign to warn against pension liberation

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is harnessing the power of real-life tragedies to warn workers of the dangers of pension liberation, which it wants to rebrand as “pension scams”.

Professional Pensions | 24 Jul 2014 | 07:26


Pensions watchdog investigates 785 cases of possible AE non-compliance

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) investigated 785 cases of potential non-compliance with auto-enrolment (AE) between April 2013 and March 2014, latest figures reveal.

Professional Pensions | 18 Jul 2014 | 12:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Arrows about to hit a sweating target

Regulator fails to hit targets on DB risk and DC outcomes

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has failed to meet its targets for improving defined benefit (DB) risk management and defined contribution (DC) outcomes, according to the watchdog’s annual report.

Professional Pensions | 11 Jul 2014 | 13:36 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


TPR publishes guides for public sector pension boards

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published two guides targeted at pension boards set up under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013.

Professional Pensions | 09 Jul 2014 | 12:51 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


The cost of going it alone

Labour’s Gregg McClymont says unwinding the UK pension system would be a big risk

Professional Pensions | 27 Jun 2014 | 12:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Risk magnifying glass

Lawyers see TPR powers as “threat” to clients

Pensions and restructuring lawyers increasingly see the powers of The Pensions Regulator (TPR) as a hazard to scheme sponsors, according to research from PwC.

Professional Pensions | 27 Jun 2014 | 10:40 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


SAUL appoints Aon for covenant advice

The trustee of the Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL) has appointed Aon Hewitt as covenant adviser.

Professional Pensions | 25 Jun 2014 | 12:54 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Auto-enrolment rating service launched

A service that rates auto-enrolment (AE) schemes has been launched to target small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) late to the market.

Professional Pensions | 24 Jun 2014 | 11:17 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Government consults on LGPS advisory boards

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has launched a consultation on draft governance regulations for the 2014 Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

Professional Pensions | 24 Jun 2014 | 11:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


DB regulation: ‘A big step forward’

Jack Jones looks at the final draft of the TPR’s code of practice on defined benefit regulation.

Professional Pensions | 20 Jun 2014 | 13:05 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


Watchdog expands investigation into record-keeping failures

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has widened a probe into schemes with poor record keeping practices after its research found many were failing to meet its targets.

Professional Pensions | 19 Jun 2014 | 17:59 | To read this article you must be a subsriber


PPI to research decision making for DC retirees post-Budget

The Pension Policy Institute (PPI) has launched a series of reports into the challenging decisions defined contribution (DC) pension savers face at retirement.

Professional Pensions | 17 Jun 2014 | 12:50 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Pensions library


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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