UK - The new secretary of state for work and pensions James Purnell says he will be getting on with the big decisions for the future, following Peter Hain's resignation yesterday.
He said: "Clearly I am very honoured to be asked to take on what is a key plank of any new Labour government, in terms of tackling poverty but also giving people the ability to realise their ambitions.
"For too many years, decisions about pensions had been ducked and we are now taking a radical programme of pension reform which will mean that everybody gets the chance to save for a pension.
"Even if you work for a company that doesn't offer you a company pension they will now have to contribute to your pension.
"We will raise the level of the pension overall and pin it to earnings so it goes up faster, but there has to be a quid pro quo for that and that is going to be the fact that we are going to have to work longer."
Purnell announced today that his ministerial team would consist of Stephen Timms, who would join as minister of state for employment and welfare reform, and Mike O'Brien, who would remain minister for pensions reform.
Anne McGuire and James Plaskitt remained as parliamentary under secretaries (Commons), and Lord McKenzie of Luton remained parliamentary under secretary (Lords).
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Labour MP Stephen Kinnock and will listen to the experiences of steelworkers when transferring their pensions away from the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) next week in Port Talbot.
Just Group has acquired a 75% stake in the holding company of Corinthian Pension Consulting in a bid to strengthen its professional defined benefit (DB) advisory services.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has exercised its production order power under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 for the very first time as part of a fraud investigation.
The ITN Limited Pension Scheme has named Trafalgar House as its administrator for an initial term of five years.