The Pensions Regulator's (TPR) investigations into employers avoiding support for defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have fallen by 65% since 2013, according to figures released today.
According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) response, published by The Times, the regulator investigated just eight cases last year, down from 23 in 2013. The FOI response also shows the regulator used...
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.