Universities UK (UUK) has proposed ending future accrual of defined benefit (DB) promises and transferring members to the existing defined contribution (DC) plan.
Tim Sharp says as the conclusion of the government's AE review approaches, we must start asking more fundamental questions about what sort of pensions system we are building
Despite auto-enrolment's success, it is a long way off from providing adequate pensions. Kim Kaveh explores how to achieve better member outcomes by 2035.
Policy pushes and the public's desire to own a home is resulting in a 15% reduced private pension income at retirement, research has suggested.
But 'clearer case' for change expected in 2020
Pension savers in their final years of work are concerned they will not be able to match the living standards of those who have already retired, according to research by Prudential.
In the latest of Newton Investment Management's DC updates, Julian Lyne looks to the US for lessons in protecting DC schemes
Half of firms are worried staff will not use their company pension scheme to support themselves into retirement because of freedom and choice, according to a study.
Extending auto-enrolment (AE) to workers in the gig economy could grant them a lump sum of £75,600 at retirement, Zurich and Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) research suggests.
Pooling traditional defined contribution (DC) fund assets could lead to significantly larger retirement funds through better diversification and governance, Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) and Schroders research has suggested.
Professional Pensions is holding a complimentary breakfast briefing on assessing value for money in defined contribution (DC) schemes.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a review into whether trustees are carrying out adequate assessments of the costs and charges paid by members.
Some master trusts have been criticised for exposing members to too much risk one year prior to retirement. Michael Klimes explores the difficulty of balancing risk exposure.
David Weeks says bringing more trustees up to standard through outreach work would be a good first move to tackle the underperforming 'underbelly'
The industry holds mixed views on government policy in defined contribution provision, Professional Pensions research has found.
Advice and guidance is not enough
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) paid out £37m in overpaid tax to pension freedoms users in the third quarter of the year, its quarterly figures have revealed.
Con Keating says the mutuality of CDC schemes is viable, and they can deliver attractive pension benefits over the long term
Pot luck on investment returns leaves savers playing "pensions roulette" in the years just before retirement, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said.
Trust-based defined contribution (DC) schemes with between one and five members face the highest ongoing charges for investing their retirement pot, research has revealed.
Defined contribution (DC) occupational schemes will be forced to disclose to members costs and charges associated with investing their retirement pots, the government has announced.
A quarter of businesses missed their auto-enrolment (AE) staging date with Aviva in the third quarter while more firms are leaving it until the last minute.
Just under 200,000 people accessed their pensions using Freedom and Choice in the third quarter of the year, HM Revenue and Customs figures have revealed.
Smart Pension is seeking to introduce a mechanism whereby its savers can add to their pension pot when making purchases online or the high street.