A lifeline for British Steel in the form of a Chinese buyout would have positive implications for its workers caught up in its defined benefit (DB) pension transfer scheme saga.
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Just under a quarter (24%) of employees never review their pension which shows a lack of engagement when it comes to retirement is a “real issue”, according to Close Brothers.
The UK pensions landscape has changed; we’re now seeing greater contributions into DC schemes than DB for the first time, prompting a shift from schemes to look beyond traditional asset classes to deliver best outcomes for members.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has been appointed to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures’ (TCFD) pensions industry working group.
An individual who moves into self-employment after ten years work will miss out on an additional £115,300 in retirement funds after exiting their occupational pension scheme.
The master trust market now represents 16 million memberships and holds more than £36bn in assets, The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) final master trust market update reveals.
Professional Pensions has compiled a list charting the progress of master trust authorisation. View our list in full here...
Salvus Master Trust and the Financial Conduct Authority Pension Plan have been approved by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), concluding the master trust authorisation regime for existing schemes.
The trustees and sponsor of Supertrust UK have decided to withdraw the master trust from The Pensions Regulator’s authorisation process and will now wind-up the scheme.
Aviva Investors has entered into a further agreement with the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) to invest £250m in commercial property in Cambridge.
Every month, several firms issue trackers of the aggregate defined benefit (DB) scheme funding position. See here for the October 2019 estimates on the various measures…
Without proper support from pension professionals, savers are left vulnerable to attacks on all sides, says Henry Tapper.
Here they are…the winners of the annual Professional Pensions Investment Awards for 2019.
The NEST members’ panel is calling on the government to start reducing the £10,000 auto-enrolment (AE) earnings threshold, before the move to start contributions from the first pound earned.
Waiting for the mid-2020s to allow AE members to save from the first pound means they will miss out on big boosts to retirement pots, says Nigel Stanley.
In an increasingly protectionist world, plagued by escalating trade tensions, the export-focused German economy is clearly suffering. We look ahead and explore the investment implications of a weaker German economy.
A panel of experts have shared their views on how DB schemes can make good consolidation decisions. Kim Kaveh reports from the PLSA’s annual conference .
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) paid back over £54m in tax on pension withdrawals during the three months to 30 September – the highest quarterly amount since the introduction of Freedom and Choice in 2015.
Buck has launched an investment governance service which aims to help defined benefit (DB) schemes prepare for their endgame.
Over £30bn has been withdrawn from pension pots since Freedom and Choice was introduced in 2015 for those aged over 55, according to latest data from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
The number of defined benefit (DB) schemes will fall in the next decade as superfunds begin to strengthen, pension professionals believe.