The results of the first European-wide stress tests reveal the current macro-economic environment poses huge challenges for defined benefit (DB) schemes as they grapple with low rates and longevity increases.
The stress tests carried out by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) showed a prolonged period of low interest rates would test the resilience of schemes. The EU watchdog...
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has expressed it is disappointed with the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) general levy consultation – saying there should be no increase in the levy without structural reform.
The Pension Regulator’s (TPR) strengthened powers under the Pension Schemes Bill could lead to a revival of its clearance process, according to advisers and lawyers.
The long-debated Pension Schemes Bill has received parliamentary approval, guaranteeing its place on the statute book.
Some £20.1bn of defined benefit (DB) pensions were advised to transfer between 2018 and 2020, while £10.2bn were recommended not to transfer, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) data reveals.
Pension trustees will have much more involvement in business discussions and corporates will need to think more about pensions when the watchdog’s increased powers come into force, LCP says.