Pension minister Steve Webb's decision to stop foreign spouses claiming UK state pension based on their husband or wife's history of National Insurance contributions is 'cynical' and a knee-jerk reaction to UKIP's election success, deVere Group has said.
The move, announced by Webb over the long weekend, means from 2016 the government will scrap claims on contributions made by a spouse under the married person's allowance. Therefore, after 2016, spouses...
Guy Opperman says two page, simpler statements as well as an annual ‘season’ in which to issue them could be transformative steps for the UK pensions industry
A second pensions bill is likely during the “life of this parliament”, according to pensions and financial inclusion minister Guy Opperman.
A “legitimate debate and discussion” is needed over future auto-enrolment (AE) contribution rates, says Guy Opperman, and that could take place next year.
Julian Mund writes about planning for the future and the four challenges he sees for the pension industry over the next five years.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has called on the government to implement regulations for schemes to better assist savers with complex decisions regarding pot access at the point of retirement.