UK - BBC sports presenter Clare Balding is to host the Pension Scheme of the Year Awards - for IPN's sister publication Professional Pensions (PP) - for the second year in a row.
Balding, the youngest of Grandstand’s five key presenters, will present the prizes at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on September 19.
The awards have built strongly on last year’s inaugural success with 40 schemes vying for the prestigious prizes. One category – Employee Communications – has this year been divided in two after judges were inundated with entries from schemes the length and breadth of the UK.
PP editor Len Roberts said: “The awards have quickly established themselves as an integral party of the industry’s calendar and the judges have been impressed by the quality and diversity of this year’s entries.”
The Brunel Pension Partnership has become the fourth local authority pool to receive the green light from the regulator.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes are to be offered a new consolidator as the former chief of the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) launches 'The Pension SuperFund'.
Martin Freeman has been hired as head of technology product and development at Smart Pension, to support the 'growing' technology product side of the business.
Tim Sharp says the government has missed some big opportunities to help workers in the DB white paper.