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Webb 'absolutely prepared' to cap pension charges

Professional Pensions | 23 Jan 2012 | 16:26 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Pensions minister Steve Webb has said the government is "absolutely prepared" to cap private pension fund management charges if they hinder saving.

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McFall calls for code of practice on charges

Lord McFall has called for an industry code of practice to establish a normal 0.5% for defined contribution management fees.

Professional Pensions | 11 Aug 2011 | 08:04 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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PAG already taken McFall’s advice and still lost out

The Pensions Action Group supports Lord McFall’s conclusions but said its members had already lived by many of his recommendations and still financially lost out.

Professional Pensions | 08 Aug 2011 | 11:54 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

OTHER WRIC ARTICLES

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Medium-term savings call after WRIC report

Government and industry need to invent medium-term savings vehicles to enhance the Workplace Retirement Income Commission’s aim of increasing long-term saving, a consultant says.

Professional Pensions | 04 Aug 2011 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Round up – 3 August

Living to see 100 is just luck not lifestyle; Public must grasp the need for long term saving to prepare for retirement; University pension scheme hands CEO £50,000 as members revolt; 'I’ve lost trust in pension schemes'

Professional Pensions | 03 Aug 2011 | 11:34 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

A selection of newspapers

Round up - 2 August

Company pensions deficits tumble; Police pension pot increases revealed; Wish your pension was here?; Comet bidders face picking up £50m pension deficit; Comet bidders face picking up £50m pension deficit; Kraft’s £400m for Cadbury pensions

Professional Pensions | 02 Aug 2011 | 12:31 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Round up - 1 August

Ministers urged to cap pension charges; Workers shun pension plans for lack of clarity over charges and risks; Millions face pension poverty as 'golden' era ends; How to cut costs in running pensions; Going green may not be to all tastes; Top hedge fund returns elude pensions; Rising London rents attract institutions; Unions call for national day of action over cuts; Unions call for national day of action over cuts.

Professional Pensions | 01 Aug 2011 | 11:46 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Govt should cap DC charges at stakeholder level – WRIC

Government should cap defined contribution scheme charges to match the existing limits on stakeholder pensions to avoid complaints about ‘mis-selling’, the Workplace Retirement Income Commission says.

Professional Pensions | 01 Aug 2011 | 11:09 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Round up - 20 July

Public sector reforms hit top pensions; Public sector pensions: high earners face bigger rise in contributions; Public sector pensions – a good day to bury good news; Pensions report delayed; Fresh concerns over pension churning; Financial advisers accused of 'ripping off' pension savers; David Prosser: Financial advisers up to their old tricks; BNY Mellon gains on European uncertainty

Professional Pensions | 20 Jul 2011 | 11:13 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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WRIC cancels interim report in favour of final report next week

The Workplace Retirement Income Commission has cancelled today’s interim report findings because it has gathered enough evidence to present a final report to government next week, it says.

Professional Pensions | 20 Jul 2011 | 11:07 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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WRIC hears first set of evidence

The Workplace Retirement Income Commission has heard the first set of evidence for its investigation into why the UK savings landscape is failing.

Professional Pensions | 09 Jun 2011 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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OMO can be revamped ‘within the year’ - PICA

The open market option could be reformed “within the year” if government and industry get behind the process, the Pension Income Choice Association says.

Professional Pensions | 24 May 2011 | 12:27 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

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Comment: Momentum builds for a better industry

Reinvigorating the UK pensions industry is a big task. Just where do you start when there are so many facets that need to be addressed?

Professional Pensions | 05 May 2011 | 08:00 | To read this article you must be a subsriber

Pensions library

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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.

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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.

Job of the week

Events

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Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards

11 Sep 2014

London, UK

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Defined Contribution Conference 2014

17 Sep 2014

London, UK