Amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill passed by peers in the House of Lords last night will see a wide-ranging suite of reforms for the pensions industry draw another step closer.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned the use of contingent charging in defined benefit (DB) transfer advice.
The Bank of England (BoE) is "ready to do more" to fight the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures put in place to tackle it, including further interest rate cuts and an expansion of its corporate financing facility, according...
Hymans Robertson has launched a segment identifier tool to help schemes meet The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) expectations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) issued its 2020 Annual Funding Statement last month in the midst of the global Covid-19 crisis. Marian Elliott address some of the issues trustees will be facing when completing a valuation in this environment.
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) Annual Funding Statement (AFS) is a fixture in the defined benefit (DB) pensions calendar but its arrival this year could not be against a more changed backdrop: new leaders for the two largest political parties, the country...
The government’s proposal of temporary changes to pension tax for public sector workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic is the fairest choice, says Royal London.
Stopped suitability of advice work
The new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Pension Scams has had its inaugural meeting in parliament to outline its priorities for boosting public awareness around scam risks.
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) will continue its discussions over whether a pre-and post-retirement dual discount rate approach could help plug serious funding concerns for its defined benefit (DB) section.
New chancellor Rishi Sunak is likely to ease restrictions on pension tax relief for high earners to meet the NHS workforce crisis.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says it will press ahead with a 10% increase to the general levy from 1 April, despite a severe industry backlash to a consultation on the issue.
Reports that new chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to abandon cuts to tax relief on pensions contributions are continuing to circle.
Oxfordshire County Council has seen a "significant improvement" to its pension fund governance following action by The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
The recent 'Dear CEO' letter sent by the FCA to pension providers could mean pension freedoms for defined benefit (DB) scheme members are "being eroded", one SIPP provider has warned.
Standard Life Aberdeen has won a tribunal in which it claimed Lloyds Banking Group was not entitled to give notice to terminate investment management arrangements for a £109bn mandate.
Treasury launches fresh inquiry into post-Brexit financial regulation as UK enters 'uncharted waters'
The Treasury Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into the future of the UK's financial services once it has left the European Union.
The transaction cost disclosure regulations have been in place for a year. Jon Parker says while there has been progress in obtaining data, there is a still a long way to go.
Work and Pensions Committee (WPC) chairman Frank Field will continue his probe of former BHS owner Sir Philip Green as he prepares to meet Insolvency Service chief executive Sarah Albon later this month.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is expected to use next Monday's Budget to launch a feasibility study into the use of pensions to fund UK patient capital opportunities.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to press ahead with its plan to require firms to provide suitability reports for advice against a pension transfer despite concerns over additional advice costs.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has held back from making any changes to its rules on contingent charging for defined benefit (DB) transfers in its latest policy paper on the subject.
The government has backed down from its calls for mutual regulatory recognition post Brexit and will now push for a deal that will see UK and EU financial services firms' access to each other's markets scaled back when the country leaves the bloc.
The Investment Association (IA) has updated its template Investment Management Agreement (IMA) to reflect new MiFID II requirements, which came into force on 3 January 2018.