Sebastian Cheek previews the March 4 edition of Professional Pensions.
Highlights from this week's issue include:
- An exclusive Professional Pensions survey reveals two thirds of pension scheme managers back a tougher approach by The Pensions Regulator on data.
- An analysis of the industry backlash to the Treasury's tax proposals on higher earners following the consultation which closed this week
- A look at how BT's rivals have attacked the telecoms giant for seeking to push charges on customers to help plug its £9bn deficit
We also cover the story of a deceased member's unmarried partner who was left empty handed even though she had been promised a spouse's benefit from trustees
In addition to this, PP kicks off the first of its election coverage interviews. This week Tom Selby speaks to Lib Dems work and pensions spokesman Steve Webb
In this week's Pensions Buzz, we want to know whether you support the ruling that defined benefit (DB) trustees must equalise GMPs in past transfers.
More than £130bn of company funds are tied up in pension schemes specifically due to lower than expected levels of life expectancy improvements over the last decade, according to PwC.
XPS Pensions Group has launched a scam protection checklist to assist trustees in meeting The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) scam pledge initiative.
This week’s top stories included the rejection of an automatic guidance amendment in the Pension Schemes Bill, while The Pensions Regulator posted a sharp increase in the use of its powers.
The majority of the pensions industry agrees an eventual net-zero target should not be mandated for schemes as part of the Pension Schemes Bill, according to a Professional Pensions poll.