UK - The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has stepped up its campaign to increase education on pensions through its 'Pensions Champions' initiative.
The Pensions Champion initiative will involve training union members who are then able to give advice to fellow workers to how best to plan for their retirements.
In particular, the scheme has sought to reach out to groups which are traditionally at risk of under providing for retirement.
These include women, who typically have a shorter working life due to family commitments; the over 50s; the young, who either do not contribute to a pension or save less than the required amount; ethnic minorities; and the 'at risk' employment sectors, such as construction, retail and the leisure industry.
Jonathan Stapleton says the success of the government's check your state pension service shows just how popular a dashboard could be if it can be launched.
Mark Evans has been appointed as a director at Independent Trustee Services (ITS) to lead trustee appointments in London.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on changes to the actuarial assumptions it uses in valuations in a bid to better reflect the bulk annuity market, with schemes set to move into surplus on aggregate.
Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.