UK - Jane Fryer has joined Apen Trustees as a director. Fryer began her career as a solicitor before moving to Abbey National where she became trust secretary to its occupational pension scheme.
Most recently she was a director of Law Debenture Pension Trust Corporation.
Aspen managing director John Hough said: “There has been much comment in the press over the role of independent trustees and the need for them to act in a responsible and professional way.”
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.
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