Costly DB scheme regulations can result in abuses of equitable relations among stakeholders, say Iain Clacher and Con Keating.
There are many reasons why trustees may need to complete a benefit rectification exercise. Faye Jarvis explores the key considerations in these instances.
It would not be appropriate to rethink or completely abandon the planned revision to the defined benefit (DB) funding code, The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
David Fairs set outs why the regulator believes the economic fallout from Covid-19 is not a reason to abandon revisions to the DB funding regime.
With great power comes great responsibility, Vassos Vassou says, as he welcomes the Pension Schemes Bill’s drive to improve adviser accountability.
Just over 10% of sponsors have requested the suspension of deficit reduction payments – a number that is likely to rise around 19% over the coming months.
While furloughed workers are still entitled to pension contributions, Justin Corliss says employers must consider the impact of Covid-19 on their duties.
The government has been urged to extend the scheme pays deadline for NHS Pension Scheme members in light of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) annual funding statement aims to keep up pressure on schemes but tries to avoid putting undue strain on employers at a time of crisis, the industry says.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its 2020 annual funding statement outlining how defined benefit schemes should approach forthcoming scheme valuations.
Pension scheme members looking to transfer from a defined benefit (DB) to a defined contribution (DC) pension during the Covid-19 crisis will be warned it is unlikely to be in their best long-term interests in a letter from regulators and schemes.
The Pensions Regulator has issued a raft of guidance on how DB schemes should face the current crisis. Here, David Fairs sets out more details in response to common questions.
The Pensions Regulator is anxious to meet the industry’s expectations, but this latest challenge does not come with a manual. Hope William-Smith speaks to David Fairs.
While HMRC guidance on GMP equalisation contains both good and bad news for schemes, it does allow them to get going on the process, says John Wilson.
Enormous amounts of work are still required in order to deliver the pensions dashboard. Ros Altmann looks at the issues involved and urges politicians not to abandon the idea of an independent public dashboard.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued further guidance for employers with pension obligations making use of the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
The Treasury has announced a four-month extension to its consultation on reforming the Retail Prices Index (RPI) in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The Pensions Regulator has set out further guidance on its approach to agreed reporting requirements for employers, trustees, pension advisers and providers as they navigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
With the DB funding code set for a major revision at the same time as upgraded powers for the regulator, Paul McGlone says it is important to watch how these interact with each other.
FCA to look at decumulation advice
Standard Life and Zurich have published their latest independent governance committee (IGC) reports – posting overall green and amber value-for-money assessments respectively.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued another set of guidance for coping with the Covid-19 pandemic, with trustees urged to act work flexibly with administrators.
As the Covid-19 outbreak brings new threats from scams, it is important the message to members about avoiding knee-jerk reactions isn't lost in the panic, says David Fairs.