US - New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has axed pension rights for six more officials as part of an investigation into the state retirement system.
DiNapoli said: "We're moving forward, case by case. We're conducting a rational, in-depth examination to make sure pensions are only going to those people who have earned them. And we'll make sure that local taxpayers are made whole."
The most recent changes affect three attorneys who have had State and Local Retiremtn System membership revoked, and two further lawyers and an accountant who have had retirement system service credit rescinded.
In a single case, one of the lawyers involved was wrongly listed as an employee of two Long Island public libraries and the Franklin Square Union Free District School.
It is not clear whether the mis-categorisations of employees were carried out deliberately, but DiNaopli's office has pledged to recover benefits paid erroneously.
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers