UK - Capital Cranfield Trustees managing director Bob Bridges is taking over as chairman of the Pre-Retirement Association.
The PRA – which was set up in 1964 – is a national educational charity aimed at helping people plan and prepare for retirement.
Bridges said: “There are a great many challenges ahead, with increasing pressure on public services and more responsibility placed on individuals to manage all aspects of their lives. Working with corporate sector, government departments and our local partner Surrey University, the PRA must try to get its message across to as wide an audience as possible.”
Bridges takes over the chairmanship from Peter Brew who is director of corporate practices at the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. The forum is a non-governmental organisation promoting socially responsible business practices through an association of 60 companies.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has set out plans to use "new regulatory initiatives" with over 1,000 schemes as it aims to tighten its regulatory grip and boost member outcomes.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced it is delaying the provision of data that will enable pension schemes to confirm the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) benefits to pay to members until the end of the year.
This week's top stories include an article on climate activists from Extinction Rebellion crashing the PLSA's local authority conference, and an in-depth piece on the Court of Appeal's ruling on the BIC UK Pension Scheme case.
Engagement in pensions is rising but there are still a number of barriers to overcome. Natanje Holt looks at the key issues that need to be tackled