UK - The Trades Union Congress attacked the government's plans to increase the retirement age for public sector scheme members from 60 to 65.
The TUC was also “extremely disappointed” that the government had chosen to allow employers to cut inflation-proofing for scheme members.
General secretary Brendan Barber welcomed the establishment of the Pensions Protection Fund but called for compulsory pension scheme contributions.
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