UK - Lack of capacity in the annuity market and changes in pension regulation will be the topics for the Society of Pension Consultants' evening meetings.
Law Debenture director Mark Ashworth and Aspen Annuities director Billy Burrows will be speakers at the September 16 meeting. Ashworth will outline what the government can do on gilts to help increase capacity in the annuity market while Burrows will suggest how the market might look after the introduction of the simplified tax regime.
New pensions regulator chief executive Tony Hobman will set out developments over the coming months at the meeting on October 25.
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Self-administered pension funds spent £14bn on payments to pensioners in Q2 2018, but only received £11.4bn of contributions (net of refunds), latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data reveals.
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