What were some of the most read opinion pieces on Professional Pensions over the last 12 months? We look at some of the top articles from our commentators during the year.
The collapse of Thomas Cook shows how company boards must give greater attention to how pay and dividends contrast to pension scheme contributions, says Stephen Richards.
With schemes facing more administration tasks than ever, it is important the industry attracts new talent to help with potential capacity problems, says Kim Gubler
The regulator is looking to accelerate the consolidation of pension schemes. David Fairs explains why
Master trust authorisation will see a significant number of schemes exit the market. Nicola Parish explains how TPR is overseeing this process
Trustees should seize the opportunity to engage and educate members about their investment choices, says Henry Tapper
The pensions minister says the new guidance body will help younger generations become the savvy savers of tomorrow
Trustees risk leaving their scheme ungovernable if they do not get in place strategic objectives for investment advisers, warns John Paterson
TPR's David Fairs explores the role of sole trustees, outlines some of the regulator's concerns and calls for evidence from the industry
GMP conversion guidance is expected imminently, but what will it mean for schemes? Maurice Titley looks at the next steps for trustees
Without specialist help, smaller DB schemes are being left behind in a bulk annuity market increasingly focused on mega-deals, says Rob Dales
With a raft of changes mapped out, pensions minister Guy Opperman says reforms will place customers at their core
The volume of regulation and the cost of regulators has risen sharply over the past decade. Robin Ellison asks if it is time for a rethink
Requiring pension freedoms users to transfer their funds into a workplace pension scheme could damage savings further, says Baroness Ros Altmann
It is time to reconsider this potential solution to the plethora of fragmented pots, says Sir Steve Webb
Robin Ellison says the one great advantage of the Brexit experience has been the inability of government to pass much new legislation affecting pensions
The regulator has granted extensions to 11 master trusts. Kim Brown explains why this is a positive move
Any changes to pensions taxation must be deliberate, planned and controlled, with a clear end objective in mind, says Richard Butcher
Doctors suffering from pension tax ailments should consider seeking financial advice rather than self-treating symptoms, write Moira Warner, as she considers various ways to deal with the NHS pensions conundrum
Robin Ellison explains why lay trustees continue to have an essential part to play in trusteeship, despite the regulatory drive towards professionalisation.
The retirement living standards must be widely adopted by schemes to help millions of savers truly understand how to achieve the retirement lifestyle they desire, says Nigel Peaple.
Darren Philp: Covid-19 will give the industry the 'kick up the backside' it needs to move to modernity
Beer and brainfood: How Smart Pension has coped with a crisis
The Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA) has welcomed the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group (PCRIG) and the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) guidance on climate risk.
This week’s top stories included amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill being passed by the House of Lords, while The Pensions Regulator revealed its intentions to tighten expectations on the industry with the release of its 2020/21 corporate plan.
It’s not all gloom and doom say Buzz respondents…
More than a third of savers have taken some form of action relating to their pension during the national lockdown, according to research by Aviva.